NGO calls for ban on drinks ads

Alcohol advertising encourages heavy drinking and puts people in danger of contracting HIV through risky sexual behaviour, according to Soul City.

The non-government organisation sparked debate at the weekend when it used the SA Aids Conference, in Durban, to support Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's call for a ban on drinks advertising.

The NGO called for an immediate ban, saying there was a link between alcohol abuse and the increase in HIV infections.

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