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Survey of PEPSE provision: lessons to be learnt
  1. Zana Ladipo1,
  2. Mayur Chauhan2,
  3. Kirsty Foster3
  1. 1New Croft Sexual Health Centre, Newcastle, UK
  2. 2Genitourinary Medicine Department, New Croft Sexual Health Centre, Newcastle, UK
  3. 3Public Health England, Newcastle, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Zana Ladipo, New Croft Sexual Health Centre, Market Street East, Newcastle, NE1 6ND, UK; zladipo{at}

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Postexposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE) to HIV is increasingly being offered and accessed by patients. A survey of Accident and Emergency (A&E), Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) and Infectious Diseases (ID) departments was conducted to assess if PEPSE was prescribed appropriately according to the British HIV Association (BHIVA) 2011 guidelines.1 A questionnaire including case scenarios was sent to lead consultants in nine A&E, seven GUM and two ID departments in North East England in August 2013. Survey questions asked indications for …

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