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Management of HIV-infected healthcare workers - a paper for consultation

  • Launch date:
    1 December 2011
  • Closing date:
    9 March 2012
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
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  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
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The national guidance which presently restricts healthcare workers infected with HIV from performing invasive clinical procedures, known as exposure prone procedures, has been reviewed by a joint working group of the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS; the UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Blood-borne Viruses and the Advisory Group on Hepatitis.

This consultation paper seeks views on recommendations from the working group for changes to the current policy on HIV-infected healthcare workers.

The working group’s report is being published alongside this consultation paper, together with a consultation impact assessment and a draft equality analysis, which will be reviewed in the light of the consultation responses.

Please note the attached Impact Assessment is a scanned document and has not been tagged for accessibility. If you require an accessible version please email

  • Contact:
    HIV Healthcare Worker consultation team
  • Address:
    Department of Health, Room 531
    Wellington House
    133-155 Waterloo Road
    London SE1 8UG

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