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The Block Project


Summary

The current study aimed to examine the prevalence of drug use and sexual risk among a sample of exotic dancers who dance on the "block" in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, the study aimed to explore exotic dance clubs as "risk environments" The block is a 1.5 block strip comprised of 31 adult venues. The study was comprised of a cross sectional survey (N=101) and in-depth interviews with dancers, bartenders, and managers (N=40). Ultimately the study will inform a larger trial with biological outcomes that will focus on both exotic dancers and their clients.

Dates

  • Start Date: 
    05/31/2008
  • End Date: 
    09/24/2010

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