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Sexual Assault Injuries and Increased Risk of HIV Transmission

Draughon, Jessica E. MSN, RN, FNE-A

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: January/March 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 82–87
doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e3182439e1a
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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.

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland.

Corresponding Author: Jessica E. Draughon MSN, RN, FNE-A, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 (jdraugh1@jhu.edu).

Disclosure: The author reports no conflicts of interest.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.