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Blood borne viruses: a resource pack for primary and community health care staff in Lothian.

Macleay, Euan; Whittaker, Anne; Stewart, Ewen; Maxwell, Steven; Craven, Judith


Euan Macleay

Anne Whittaker

Ewen Stewart

Steven Maxwell

Judith Craven


The pack contains important
information regarding HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A.
NHS Lothian is committed to providing good quality evidence based care and treatment to
people infected with and/or affected by blood borne viruses. This pack is aimed at
healthcare staff working in Primary Care and the community. Other professionals and
students, however, may find it useful too. The pack includes policy and good practice
guidance on prevention, testing, treatment and care. The resource pack applies primarily
to adults rather than children.
All healthcare professionals may be involved in the care of patients infected/affected by
HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B and hepatitis A. Blood borne viruses are an increasing public
health concern as they are linked with multiple health and social inequalities. This
resource pack is designed to provide accurate, relevant and practical information so that
healthcare staff can provide good quality care and advice to patients.

Report Type Policy Briefing
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Feb 23, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Blood borne virus; HIV; hepatitis C; hepatitis B; hepatitis A;
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