Australian National Guidelines for the Management of Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses and Healthcare Workers who Perform Exposure Prone Procedures at Risk of Exposure to Blood Borne Viruses

These national Guidelines endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council in June 2018 supersede the 2012 version of these Guidelines.

Page last updated: 19 December 2018

The Guidelines contain the current expert consensus on the evidence in relation to healthcare workers and their blood borne virus status. The recommendations in these Guidelines include measures related to the prevention of transmission from, and the management and treatment of healthcare workers with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Information Sheets

  • General - PDF (92 KB) | Word (71 KB)
  • Healthcare workers - PDF (101 KB) | Word (74 KB)
  • Healthcare workers living with a blood borne virus who perform exposure prone procedures - PDF (91 KB) | Word (75 KB)
  • Healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures who are NOT living with a blood borne virus - PDF (89 KB) | Word (74 KB)
  • Doctors who care for healthcare workers living with a blood borne virus who perform exposure prone procedures - PDF (92 KB) | Word (73 KB)
  • Employers of healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedure - PDF (97 KB) | Word (76 KB)
  • Healthcare students who perform exposure prone procedures - PDF (89 KB) | Word (73 KB)
  • Guidance on classification of exposure prone and non-exposure prone procedures in Australia 2017 - PDF (128 KB) | Word (83 KB)

For further information please email Guidelines.HCWBBV@health.gov.au.