Follow up

  • If no prophylaxis was taken, follow-up should be arranged for 7–14 days after the original visit to review available laboratory test results and to repeat an STI screen to detect infections acquired at the time of the assault that were not detected at the initial examination.
  • Test of cure for specific infections should follow recommendations outlined under the relevant infections. If culture used, this can be repeated at 5-7 days and if NAAT used, repeat no sooner than 4 weeks after completion of treatment.
  • If empiric prophylactic therapy was given, follow-up should be arranged at 3–4 weeks.
  • Arrange follow-up serologic testing as required (see Serology).