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NCJ Number: 123282 Find in a Library
Title: Sexually Transmitted Disease (From Standard Recommended Procedures for the Emergency Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims, P 31-35, 1985, Forensic Science Division of the Michigan State Police -- See NCJ-123281)
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of State Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of State Police
East Lansing, MI 48823
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Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As part of a protocol for the emergency medical treatment of sexual assault victims in Michigan, this section provides an overview of the sexually transmitted diseases most likely to be found in the sexually abused patient, including AIDS.
Abstract: The diseases discussed are chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes simplex virus infection, trichomonas vaginalis, genital and anal warts, nonspecific vaginitis, and AIDS. In the latter case, the protocol notes the victim cannot be infected with the AIDS virus from a sexual assault if the assailant has not been infected with the virus or if there was no direct victim contact with the semen or blood of the assailant during the assault. To date, there is no indication that sexual assailants are more at risk for having AIDS than the population in general, according to the protocol. The protocol recommends that those victims who wish to be tested for the AIDS virus have a minimum of three tests following the assault, with the third test coming 9 months after the offense.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission; Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Child victims; Michigan; Victim medical assistance
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