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HIV Exposure from Rape/Sexual Assault

ANA Position Statement
 April 2, 1992

ANA supports:

  • access to immediate physical and psychological health care,
  • access to appropriate HIV testing and prophylactic treatment,
  • the provision of accurate information about risk of transmission of HIV disease,
  • access to survivor focused services which includes the recommended follow-up monitoring for HIV disease,
  • the right of every person to confidential HIV testing with pre and post test counseling,
  • research to identify
    1. the risk of HIV transmission through rape/sexual assault
    2. the effects of early intervention and treatment
    3. the incidence of rape/sexual assault in specific populations (children, men, same sex,
  • community level Rape Crisis Centers and other agencies which provide counseling and support services for rape/sexual assault survivors.

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