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Post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection after sexual assault: When is it indicated?
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    HIV prophylaxis after assault
    • S G Ralph, Consultant in GU Medicine; Consultant Physician
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      • R D Hardern

    Dear Editor

    The effects of sexual assault can be devastating; we commend Fong for raising the profile of this topic within Accident and Emergency Medicine.[1] There are, however, a number of areas where we feel the guidance in that paper could be improved. The data about HIV prevalence and risk groups were out of date. We cite more recent data and guidance that may alter readers' approach to this situation.


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