Sexual Assault Victims and HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis at Police General Hospital

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Savanya Nganvivattavorn
Phornchai Suteerakhun
Krissada Tantipaiboonwong


The objective of this research is to study characteristics, prevalence and associated factors of PEP compliance of sexual assault victims in Police General Hospital. A descriptive analytic retrospective study was conducted. Participants were 636 sexual assault victims in 2018. The research instrument is medical records for assault victims in Police General hospital. The demographic data was analyzed by the number and percentage. The chi-square test analyzed associated factors of PEP compliance with statistical significance at the level 0.05.

The result demonstrated that 91.8% of sexual assault victims were women, mean age was 17, 38.2% were educated at secondary school level, 94.3% had no medical problem, 49.8% had previous sexual intercourse, 33% of sex offenders were friend, 40.7% were assaulted one time, 86.2% were genital assaults, 52% assaulted without condom, 12.4% of sexual assault victims got STI and 7.7% were pregnant. 48.3% were examined within 72 hours after being sexually assaulted, 89.2% of them initiated PEP. Only 85.7% completed 28 days of PEP, and only 48.1% of them returned for repeat HIV tests at 3 months and none had HIV seroconverted. Reported PEP side effect only 4%. Factors associated with PEP compliance were PEP side effects.


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Nganvivattavorn, S., Suteerakhun, P., & Tantipaiboonwong, K. (2021). Sexual Assault Victims and HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis at Police General Hospital. Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science, 7(1), 71-88. Retrieved from
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