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Medical care for sexual assault victims
  1. Nancy Lutwak
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nancy Lutwak, Department of Emergency Medicine, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, NYU School of Medicine, 423 East 23rd Street, New York, New York 10010, USA; nancy.lutwak{at}

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The recently published article by Chacko L et al1 contributes greatly to our understanding of the extent of poor adherence to post-exposure prophylaxis in victims of sexual assault. It also clarifies the percentage of such patients defaulting from care. The article illustrates how victims of sexual assault fail to adhere to …

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