Factors Affecting Adherence to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in the Aftermath of Sexual Assault: Key Findings from Seven Sites in Gauteng Province

Factors Affecting Adherence to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in the Aftermath of Sexual Assault: Key Findings from Seven Sites in Gauteng Province

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) commissioned research to investigate factors affecting adherence to post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in the aftermath of rape. This report, the outcome of that research, structured as three sections looks to 1. outline both the methodology used to gather data as well as the key assumptions informing design of the interview schedules, 2. describe the seven government facilities the organization visited and presents the findings from interviews with health workers at each site, and lastly makes recommendations aimed at assisting GDoH to increase the effectiveness of the PEP programme.

 

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Lisa Vetten
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Lisa Vetten is the former manager of the Gender Programme at the Centre for the study of Violence and Reconciliation. In 2013 she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her dissertation was entitled 'Deserving and undeserving women: A case study of South African policy and legislation addressing domestic violence.

Sadiyya Haffejee
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Sadiyya Haffejee is a former CSVR researcher and trainer. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the North-West University.

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