HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Referral is not essential but all referrals should comply with Referral Standards and specifically include:

  • details of the condition including duration and onset
  • past treatments and response
  • allergies
  • current medications

Tests

Copies of all investigations undertaken to make the diagnosis

  • HIV test - confirmed HIV Ab/Ag test
  • FBE
  • Hepatitis serology, syphilis and other STI testing
  • other tests as discussed with the Sexual Health Service

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Sexual Health Services Tasmania clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Advice about risk reduction for transmission.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can be provided. See also Tasmanian Health Pathways for further advice on PEP provision.

Support for people living with Blood Borne Viruses can be found at Tasmanian Council on Aids, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (Tas CAHRD).

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

Urgent:
Semi-urgent:
Routine:

Next available appointment