Event Location / Date(s)
Department of Justice and Human Services
Conference Name / Publication Title
9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017)
Extensive polydrug use puts nightclub attendees at high risk for health problems, including HIV/ STI; mental distress; and drug dependence.
There is pervasive resistance to participation in formal interventions. Club scene participants tend to be suspicious of or disinterested in drug use and sexual risk prevention messages delivered by governmental or health authorities.
Efficacious interventions to reduce sexual risk, drug use, and related consequences for this population are not apparent in the literature.
Kurtz, Steven P.; Buttram, Mance E.; Pagano, Maria Elizabeth; and Surratt, Hilary L, "A Randomized Trial of Brief Assessment Interventions to Reduce HIV/STI Sexual Risk and Drug Use Among Young Adults Who Use Drugs in the Club Scene" (2017). CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia. 2385.