HBV

A GP’s duty to follow up test results

Medical negligence claims alleging ‘failure to diagnose’ are a common cause of claims against general practitioners. In these claims there is often an underlying weakness in the GP’s test result and patient tracking systems. This article discusses the duty of care of a GP to follow up patients and their test results. Guidance is provided on how to establish an effective test result tracking

ADF fact sheet for applicants

Information on blood-borne viruses and testing requirements for people who wish to join the Australian Defence Force.

Australasian Contact Tracing Manual

A practical handbook for health care providers managing people with HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and HIV-related tuberculosis.

Australian Family Physician - Contact tracing

Australian Family Physician Vol 41, (3) 128 - 132 Contact tracing for STIs – new resources and supportive evidence

Gaining informed consent and conveying a result

Short notes on powerpoint slides around gaining informed consent prior to testing (previously called pre-test discussion) and conveying test results (previously called post-test discussion). These slides may be freely used

HIV Australia. Volume 9 Number 1

Virus in the system: keeping watch on the health of Australia’s prisons This issue of HIV Australia focuses on blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) within the prison system. Contributors examine surveillance and management of STIs, BBVs and other health issues in Australian correctional facilities, identifying current successes and gaps – particularly in relation to communities that are disproportionately affected.

Interpreting hepatitis B serology: Recommended wording for national laboratories to report hepatitis B diagnostic test results

A resource to be used as a guide by pathology providers, with recommendations for best practice  nterpretive comments when reporting results for hepatitis B serology

Management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Infected Health Care Workers Policy

Jurisdiction: ACT Health Date: 1999 This policy has been developed with reference to other Australian State and Territory Health Department guidelines, as well as the National Health and Medical Research Councils (NHMRC) recommendations. These recommendations state that health care workers undertaking exposure prone procedures should be aware of their infectious status in regard to blood borne diseases.

Notification of infection diseases under the public health act 1991

Jurisdiction: NSW Health Date: 2006 Lists the diseases to be notified under the Public Health Act 1991 and the notification procedures.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners standards for general practice (4th Edition)

The RACGP Standards are developed by the profession for the profession and provide a template for quality care and risk management in Australian general practice.

 

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Development of this site and the 2014 and 2017 revisions of the testing policies was supported by: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing