Alcohol consumption and binge drinking is associated with risky sexual behaviors, and Sexual Health clinics are one of the primary sites for diagnosing and treating STDs and HIV in persons engaging in risky sexual behaviors.

Among young people the intersection between STD and risky drinking is high with 40-50% of attendees reporting binge drinking and 20-30% reporting alcohol abuse or dependence (Cook et al 2006)

A report by Alcohol Concern (2014) recommends the full AUDIT tool should be used for all sexual health clients.

The Drinks Meter promoted through sexual health service websites and provided on fixed tablets or computers could be used to collect data on attendees at sexual health clinics providing important data to funders as well as delivering opportunistic IBA to a population at higher than average risk of risky drinking.

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