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Sexual assault and sexually transmitted diseases: detection and management in adults and children.
Rev Infect Dis. 1990 Jul-Aug; 12 Suppl 6:S682-90.RI

Abstract

Sexual assault is a frequently occurring violent crime. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may be acquired during assault. Reported rates of gonorrhea and syphilis in adult victims range from 6% to 12% and from 0% to 3%, respectively. The risk of acquiring other STDs cannot be quantified, although the risk of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis appears highest. In abused children, gonococcal and chlamydial infections are the most frequent findings. In both adults and children, postassault infections with viral agents of STDs, including herpes simplex viruses, hepatitis B virus, and human immunodeficiency virus, have been described. Sensitive, competent care for victims of sexual abuse includes evaluation for STDs soon after the assault and during follow-up.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2201079

Citation

Schwarcz, S K., and W L. Whittington. "Sexual Assault and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Detection and Management in Adults and Children." Reviews of Infectious Diseases, vol. 12 Suppl 6, 1990, pp. S682-90.
Schwarcz SK, Whittington WL. Sexual assault and sexually transmitted diseases: detection and management in adults and children. Rev Infect Dis. 1990;12 Suppl 6:S682-90.
Schwarcz, S. K., & Whittington, W. L. (1990). Sexual assault and sexually transmitted diseases: detection and management in adults and children. Reviews of Infectious Diseases, 12 Suppl 6, S682-90.
Schwarcz SK, Whittington WL. Sexual Assault and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Detection and Management in Adults and Children. Rev Infect Dis. 1990 Jul-Aug;12 Suppl 6:S682-90. PubMed PMID: 2201079.
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