Published in AIDS Weekly, September 12th, 2005
"Although rare, HIV transmission is one of the most feared consequences of sexual assault. While availability of medications to prevent HIV transmission (HIV nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis [HIV nPEP]) is increasing, little is known about emergency department (ED) prescribing practices and patient adherence to treatment recommendations.
"To determine factors associated with offering, following up with, and adhering to treatment when HIV nPEP is initiated for sexual assault victims. This was a retrospective chart review of female patients presenting with complaint...
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