Hepatitis B prevention
The general available Hepatitis B vaccines do not provide any protection from infection if given after an exposure but they do provide protection from future exposures. Administration of the toxoid does however provide some protection, after the exposure has occurred.The lack of proper documentation means that even the minority of cases that get to court are often thrown out because of lack of evidence. It is vital that the examination causes the absolute minimum of added trauma that is possible. All bruises, abrasion, teeth marks to the head, mouth, mouth, neck, breast, perineum, anus and vagina should be documented carefully in the clinical notes in the post rape care form 1(PRC1) available in all health facilities.This allows the P3 form to be filled effectively, preferably by the person performing the examination (this is not always possible). The PCR1 form should be filled in duplicate and the original and the original given to the client while the copy is left for facility records.