Gregory C. Chang, Christine A. West, Evelyn Kim, Andrew J. Low, Kathryn E. Lancaster, Stephanie S. Behel, Steven Y. Hong, Leigh Ann Miller, Rachel Silver, George S. Mgomella, Jennifer Imaa, Werner M. Maokola, Thomas Carpino, Gili Hrusa, Rachel M. Bray, Annie Mwila, Godfrey Musuka, Christopher O’Connell, Stephen McCracken, Andrew C. Voetsch
Hazardous alcohol use (HAU), defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that increases the risk of harmful consequences for the user or others, is associated with an elevated risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and poor health outcomes. We describe the association between people living with HIV (PLHIV) who report HAU and key HIV indicators. Gaps in current literature in estimating HAU on HIV outcomes at the regional level of Eastern and Southern Africa still exist and our analysis aims to address this issue.