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This document studies the results of a undertaking to higher comprehend in addition to improve a strategy to review the criteria linked to sexual threat behaviour between alcohol clients in various cultural settings. The undertaking interested in 8 international locations from 4 continents (Belarus, India, Mexico, Kenya, Romania, the Russian Federation, South Africa and Zambia).

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Young men, furthermore, did not stop to get condoms as they did not want to “sexually scare” their partners (who could change their minds). ALCOHOL USE AND SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOUR: A CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY IN EIGHT COUNTRIES - WHO, GENEVA Homosexual men expressed their “masculinity” through engaging in multiple sexual relations with other men. The man who has had the highest number of sexual partners is considered “the best of the best”. Key sex-related patterns of STI/HIV risks Africa Kenya South Africa Americas Zambia Mexico Yes, young women mainly associated unsafe sex with unwanted pregnancy.

Gender differences also occurred in drinking practices and expectations concerning alcohol’s effects in the project countries. More specifically and as shown in Table 6, analysis showed that “drinking was an indispensable part of social life” in nearly all the project sites. India was an exception. The table underscores this generalization within individual countries by drawing attention to more detailed findings such as the following: In the African region and specifically in South Africa, “alcohol was referred to as the friendship brew”.

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