Sexual assault injuries and increased risk of HIV transmission

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Abstract

Sexual assault and HIV are coexisting public health problems. Sexual assault may increase HIV transmission risk through diverse mechanisms, such as infliction of anal, oral, and genital injuries by penile, digital, or object penetration, extragenital trauma, concurrent sexually transmitted infections, condom use, and whether the perpetrator was circumcised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • human immunodeficiency virus
  • nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis
  • postexposure prophylaxis
  • rape
  • sexual assault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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