Support for Addiction and Prevention in Africa

LIVERPOOL VCT
 
A number of observational studies have shown that alcohol use increases the risk for HIV. However, there is a paucity of programs providing alcohol risk reduction in the context of HIV prevention and care. This study is following up on a study by Population Council, Liverpool VCT and SAPTA in Kenya which showed that it is feasible to screen VCT clients for alcohol abuse and provide interventions for those found to be abusers.

The study will deliver a comprehensive package of alcohol risk assessment and risk reduction integrated into the following HTC service delivery models: static VCT, Home-based VCT, moonlight HTC and PITC in primary health care settings. The study will also integrate risk reduction counseling into PTC and HIV Care and Treatment counseling to provide ongoing support to clients identified during HTC with alcohol use problems. The impact of these interventions on HIV risk behavior.
This is a six-month follow-up study aimed to measure the impact of the intervention on HIV risk behavior of the participants. The study sites will comprise LVCT service delivery outlets for HTC where clients will be screened for alcohol abuse, provided a brief intervention, given a referral for ongoing support and recruited in the cohort study (upon consent). The study participants will be 406 men and 345 women consecutively recruited at the various HTC service delivery outlets. An exit interview will be administered to each consenting client and will serve as a baseline; the follow-up interview will be administered to each cohort member who returns after six months. The referral sites will be PTCs and HIV Care and treatment clinics where ongoing alcohol risk reduction counseling will be provided as part of HIV counseling.

This is a six-month follow-up study aimed to measure the impact of the intervention on HIV risk behavior of the participants. The study sites will comprise LVCT service delivery outlets for HTC where clients will be screened for alcohol abuse, provided a brief intervention, given a referral for ongoing support and recruited in the cohort study (upon consent). The study participants will be 500 men and 500 women consecutively recruited at the various HTC service delivery outlets. An exit interview will be administered to each consenting client and will serve as a baseline and the follow-up interview will be administered to each cohort member who returns after six months. The referral sites will be PTCs and HIV Care and treatment clinics where ongoing alcohol risk reduction counseling will be provided as part of HIV counseling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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