Examining Correlates of Alcohol Related Condom-Less Sex Among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda
This study examined factors associated with alcohol related condom-less sex (ARCS) among youth living in Kampala, Uganda.
Analyses are based on 2014 cross-sectional survey data of urban service-seeking youth participating in a Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) drop-in center. The analytic sample consisted of only youth reporting alcohol use (n = 347).
Logistic regression analyses were computed to determine the factors associated with ARCS. In the bivariable analysis, ARCS was associated with being female, age of first alcohol use being between ages 13–16, age of first time intoxicated by alcohol being between ages 13–16, binge alcohol use, rape, sex work, and being able to refuse sex when intoxicated.
In the multivariable analysis, ARCS was associated with binge alcohol use and sex work.
These findings emphasize unmet needs of this population.
Strategies seeking to prevent teenage alcohol use, particularly delaying initial alcohol use, may be beneficial for reducing ARCS in this population.