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July 2006

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prophylaxis for Sexual Assault Survivors: What We Need to Know

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(7):754-755. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.7.754

A dolescent sexual assault is unfortunately all too common. An analysis of the 2001 Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that 10.2% of women and 5.1% of men reported forced sexual intercourse at least once in their lifetimes.1 Recent National Criminal Victimization Survey results revealed that annually 1/10 of one percent of all individuals aged 12 or older had survived rape or sexual assault.2 The ratio of male-female survivors is 1:10, and 29% of victims are 12 to 17 years old.

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