Higher group social cohesion associated w/ reduced heavy drinking among men, fewer reported concurrent partners among women, and increased recent HIV testing

Social cohesion, the trust and connectedness experienced in communities, was found to be protective against HIV risk in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Higher group social cohesion was associated with reduced heavy drinking among men, fewer reported concurrent partners among women, and increased recent HIV testing. (S. Lippman, T. Neilands, & J. Morris, CAPS/PRC)

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