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AIDS Behav. 2017 Nov;21(Suppl 2):193-202. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1891-6.

Impact of a Structural Intervention to Address Alcohol Use Among Gay Bar Patrons in San Francisco: The PACE Study.

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1
Division of Prevention Science, Department of Medicine, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 550 15th St., 3rd Floor UCSF Mail Code 0886, San Francisco, CA, 94158, USA. Edwin.Charlebois@ucsf.edu.
2
Division of Prevention Science, Department of Medicine, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 550 15th St., 3rd Floor UCSF Mail Code 0886, San Francisco, CA, 94158, USA.
3
STOP AIDS Project, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 1035 Market Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA.

Abstract

We evaluated the impact on alcohol intake and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of a multi-level structural intervention to increase the availability of free water, coupled with messaging on pacing alcohol intake and normative feedback of blood alcohol concentration in a convenience sample of gay bars in San Francisco. Participants (n = 1,293) were recruited among exiting patrons of four gay bars (two intervention bars and two control bars). Participants were surveyed on alcohol intake and BAC was measured by breathalyzer. Prior to the intervention there were no significant differences in baseline alcohol measures between intervention and control bars. Post-intervention there were significant differences on objective and subjective measures of alcohol consumption: 30% of intervention bar participants had BAC% levels over the legal driving limit (0.08%) compared to 43% of control bar participants, p < 0.0001 and 78% of intervention bar participants were above the AUDIT-C cut-off for hazardous drinking compared to 87% in control bars, p < 0.001.

KEYWORDS:

Alcohol; Gay bars; HIV; MSM; Structural intervention

PMID:
28840396
PMCID:
PMC5651708
DOI:
10.1007/s10461-017-1891-6
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