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Post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection in sexual assault victims.

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Summary of "Post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection in sexual assault victims."

Sexual assault (SA) is recognized as a public health problem of epidemic proportions. Guidelines recommend the administration of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after an SA. However, few data are available about the feasibility of this strategy, and this study was conducted to assess this.

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Name: HIV medicine
ISSN: 1468-1293
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