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Medicines for rape victims - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hello?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   My friend was raped in April......
User :   I have been with her (sexually) since June 30th.....
Doctor :   Ok
User :   She said she went to the hospital and they did a full battery of tests -in April to be sure she was clean......
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   But the other day I found a bottle of Valtrex in her cabinet. She said the doctor prescribed it because of the rape but she doesn't have to take it anymore because she's healthy......
User :   She threw it out in front of me.
User :   is this possible?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   really?!
User :   can you explain please?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I meant she is free from infections
Doctor :   Might be the accused wasn't infected
User :   ok but why would a doctor prescribe valtrex if there was no diagnosis?
User :   she said it was because of the rape
Doctor :   Its alwasys an protocol for rape victims
User :   the accused was never caught and tested
Doctor :   A prophylaxis kind of
Doctor :   you have got her blood reports isn't
User :   ok so its a standard thing for a doctor to prescribe Valtrex to a rape victim even though none of the tests were positive?
Doctor :   yes
User :   oh. ok. thank you.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   nope that was it. Thank you much.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
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