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Dark rooms in Brazilian nightclubs: a matter of concern for STD/HIV policymakers

Zila M. Sanchez A B , Claudia M. A. Carlini A and Solange Andreoni A
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A Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rua Botucatu, 740, 4° andar, 04022-000, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

B Corresponding author. Email: zila.sanchez@unifesp.br

Sexual Health 12(1) 74-75 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH14207
Submitted: 4 November 2014  Accepted: 12 January 2015   Published: 16 February 2015

Abstract

A mixed methods study in Brazil identified patterns of drug use, violence and sexual behaviours in a representative sample of nightclubs and patrons. Ethnographic observations were performed inside the nightclubs and showed the existence of “dark rooms” – areas reserved for sexual intercourse – in nightclubs targeting men who have sex with men. The letter describes characteristics of the sexual behaviour in these areas.


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