The uptake of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis within a sexual assault setting in Sydney, Australia.

@article{Templeton2005TheUO,
  title={The uptake of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis within a sexual assault setting in Sydney, Australia.},
  author={David James Templeton and Stephen C. Davies and Alfonso Garv{\'i}n and Roger J. Garsia},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={108-11}
}
Our aim was to compare the assault characteristics of victims presenting to a sexual assault service who were prescribed HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (HIV PEP) with those not prescribed HIV PEP. A retrospective review was carried out of the medical records of victims who were seen over a 12-month period in 1999/2000.HIV PEP may have been potentially appropriate for 117 victims, of whom nine (7.7%) were prescribed PEP (eight women, one man). There was a trend for prescription of PEP to depend… CONTINUE READING

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