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Table 3 Characteristics of Malteser VAS- programme

From: Sexual violence in the protracted conflict of DRC programming for rape survivors in South Kivu

• Presumptive treatment for STIs within 2 weeks after incident, otherwise symptom-oriented
• PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) within 72 hours (in 4 VAS-centres)
• HIV counselling
• Anti-retroviral treatment in cooperation with MSF (only in Bukavu)
• Pregnancy tests, special programme for women with rape-related pregnancies
• referral system for advanced medical treatment (e.g.: operations)