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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Steel-Duncan, Julianne C.; Pierre, Russell B.; Evans-Gilbert, Tracy. ; Rodriquez, B. ; Christie, Celia D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Article Title
HIV/AIDS Following Sexual Assault in Jamaican Children and Adolescents: A Case for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
5
Page(s)
352-355
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Reported sexual assault in Jamaica is highest among children and adolescents. The risk of HIV transmission after sexual assault, although small, may be significant in certain circumstances, and it is therefore reasonable that post-exposure prophylaxis should be offered. These HIV transmission rates are similar to those of health care workers after occupational exposure to known HIV-infected blood for which routine post-exposure prophylaxis is recommended. We present a case series of children/adolescents with HIV/AIDS post-sexual assault and make the case for post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection following sexual assault....
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