South Africa's Efforts to Prevent HIV in Survivors of Sexual Violence PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: R. Schleifer
DATE: March 2004
PUBLISHER: Human Rights Watch

This report provides an assessment of the role of gender based violence in HIV transmission and the current prevalence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. It explains how the use of PEP can help prevent HIV infection and describes the policy the government has adopted to provide access to PEP and ARVs for all survivors of sexual violence. However, the government has not been fully implemented these initiatives, and this report provides recommendations for its success.


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