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HIV prophylaxis after sexual assault

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Among healthcare workers exposed to risk of HIV infection as a result of needlestick injury post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with zidovudine reduced seroconversion by 80%. In 1998 the New York State Department of Health issued guidelines recommending HIV PEP for all victims of sexual assault involving vaginal or anal intercourse who presented within 36 hours and whose assailant was either HIV infected or of …

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