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SA Orthopaedic Journal

versión On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versión impresa ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.8 no.1 Centurion ene. 2009




Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP): A practical guide



Adele VisserI; Hilgaard F VisserII; Karin L RichterIII

IMBChB; Senior Registrar Department Clinical Pathology, University of Pretoria, National Health Laboratory Service, Tshwane Academic Division
IIMBChB; Senior Registrar Department Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pretoria
IIIMMed(Path-Viro), FCS(Path-Viro). Dip HIV Man, Dip Obs&G; Consultant and Lecturer Department Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, National Health Laboratory Service, Tshwane Academic Division




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