Published in AIDS Weekly and Law, September 7th, 2006
In a recently published report, investigators in the United States conducted a chart review to "describe the use of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in adolescent survivors of sexual assault and to explore barriers to PEP completion in this population."
Participants included adolescents "presenting to 2 urban pediatric emergency departments" in academic medical centers in Boston, Mass, between July 1, 2001, and June 30, 2003, "within 72 hours of a penetrating sexual assault.
"Of 177 charts reviewed,...
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