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Friday, April 26 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Alcohol-Related Sexual Risks among University Students and Community-Dwelling Adults in Rural Limpopo, South Africa

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Alcohol-Related Sexual Risks among University Students and Community-Dwelling Adults in Rural Limpopo, South Africa
Angela Caldwell
Faculty mentors: Karen Ingersoll and Margie Tucker
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
 
A mixed methods study was conducted to explore the relationship between alcohol consumption and associated sexual risks. The focus of this presentation is the results of an individually-administered structured epidemiological (EPI) survey assessing participant demographics, alcohol use, sexual history and behaviors. Adults aged 18-44 enrolled at the University of Venda and/or residing in local communities within 45 minutes of Thohoyandou, Limpopo were recruited through convenience sampling. 210 women and 196 men were surveyed. Chi-square tests comparing alcohol consumption between men and women showed that men reported drinking more frequently than women (X2df=2 = 72.99, p < .00001) and reported drinking more alcohol (X2df=2 = 89.65, p < .00001). Male binge drinkers had a higher rate of having 3+ sexual partners in the past six months than non-binge drinkers. Binge drinkers had higher rates of STI infection than non-binge drinkers, only among men.
 
Angela Caldwell is a senior biochemistry major and public health minor from Wise, Virginia. Her future plans are to pursue a career in the medical and public health fields. 

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Friday April 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
HSB 314