Healthcare Personnel with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV

Publication Date: October 14, 2020

Key Points

Key Points

  • This document updates the "Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Guideline for Management of Healthcare Workers Who Are Infected With Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C virus, and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus" published in 2010.
  • Since 2010, only 5 instances of healthcare personnel (HCP)-to-patient transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) (n = 2), hepatitis C virus (HCV) (n = 3), or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (n = 0) have occurred, underscoring the low risk for these events.
  • In addition, interventions have been developed to reduce risks for occupational exposures and injuries, rendering the healthcare environment less risky for both patients and HCP. Effective antiretroviral therapy can now fully suppress HIV, rendering the person noninfectious to others, even through sexual contact.
  • This document addresses Category III/exposure-prone procedures and notes that institutions are encouraged to individualize their own processes to address local circumstances, including state and local statutes.

Definitions

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Management

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