Alcohol availability and drinking norms are understood to be among the social and economic factors shaping HIV vulnerability. Relatively little structurally informed research on alcohol and HIV to date has come from sub-Saharan Africa, so experiences and analysis from Tanzania are of particular interest for the field.
Dr Gerry Mshana draws on research into sachets - small units of hard liquor being packaged and marketed in some African countries. Is the affordability of sachets, together with targeted marketing, changing drinking norms among young people?
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Mshana, G. STRIVE Learning Lab 23. Alcohol, young people and HIV risk in Tanzania. (2014) [49 min 08 sec video]