Postexposure prophylaxis after sexual assaults: a prospective cohort study.

  title={Postexposure prophylaxis after sexual assaults: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Teixeira Garcia and Rosely Moralez de Figueiredo and Maria Luiza Moretti and M{\'a}riangela Ribeiro Resende and Alo{\'a}sio J Bedoni and Priscila Maria O Papaiordanou},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  volume={32 4},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) protocol in rape victims. STUDY The victims were assigned to 1 of 3 categories, according to the severity of exposure (I-low, II-moderate, III-high). HIV PEP was provided to victims in groups II (Zdv + 3TC) and III (Zdv + 3TC + PI) until 72 hours after exposure. The follow-up was 6 months. RESULTS From May 1997 to October 2001, 347 victims were attended. PEP was offered to 278 victims (141 in group II… CONTINUE READING
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