Supporting Rape Survivors in Adhering to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to Prevent HIV Infection: The Importance of Psychosocial Counselling and Support (Short REPORT)

Supporting Rape Survivors in Adhering to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to Prevent HIV Infection: The Importance of Psychosocial Counselling and Support (Short REPORT)

STUDY METHODS Monitoring by the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) of the uptake of PEP by rape survivors during the period 30 June 2002-31 May 2003 found that just 16.2% of rape survivors provided with the drugs completed all 28 days of treatment.(5) Concerned by this low rate, GDoH commissioned research from the Centre for […]

Pleasure, Pain, And Prophylaxis: Olfaction (The Neglected Sense).

Pleasure, Pain, And Prophylaxis: Olfaction (The Neglected Sense).

Ladies and gentlemen, you stink! Each of you has a unique, genetically determined odor. Your aroma is so unique that a trained dog can trace your path, undistracted by the myriad of smells with which your spoor has been mixed. The structure of chemosensory communication is wonderfully ancient: coelenterates, nematodes, arthropods, and mammals, including humans, […]

Free Provision of PEP and Medical Advice for Sexual Offence Victims: What should Doctors Do? (Medicine and the Law) (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Free Provision of PEP and Medical Advice for Sexual Offence Victims: What should Doctors Do? (Medicine and the Law) (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (1) (the Act) provides for the provision of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and free medical advice at designated public health establishments for sexual offence victims who have been exposed to the risk of HIV infection. (2) ‘Sexual offence’ in this context means ‘a sexual offence in […]

Symptomatic Relapse of Hiv-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis in South Africa: The Role of Inadequate Secondary Prophylaxis (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Symptomatic Relapse of Hiv-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis in South Africa: The Role of Inadequate Secondary Prophylaxis (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is now the most common cause of adult meningitis in southern Africa (1,2) and is a major burden on local health care services. (3) Treatment remains unsatisfactory, with acute mortality in Africa ranging from 30% to 50%, even with optimal therapy. (4,5) Consequently, CM is a major cause of mortality in African […]

Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit (Pharmacology Notes) (Clinical Report)

Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit (Pharmacology Notes) (Clinical Report)

Stress-related mucosal disease (SRMD) is an acute, erosive gastritis representing conditions ranging from stress-related injury to stress ulcers (1,2). Stress-related injury is superficial mucosal damage that presents primarily as erosions, whereas stress ulcers are deep, focal mucosal damage penetrating the submucosa with high risk for gastrointestinal bleeding (2,3). Mucosal damage has been reported to occur […]