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Current definition

December 2018

HIV infection - caught from a blood transfusion, a physical assault or at work

Infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus resulting from:

  • a blood transfusion given as part of medical treatment;
  • a physical assault; or
  • an incident occurring during the course of performing normal duties of employment;

after the start of the plan and satisfying all of the following:

  • the incident must have been reported to appropriate authorities and have been investigated in accordance with the established procedures,
  • where HIV infection is caught through a physical assault or as a result of an incident occurring during the course of performing normal duties of employment, the incident must be supported by a negative HIV antibody test taken within 5 days of the incident,
  • there must be a further HIV test within 12 months confirming the presence of HIV or antibodies to the virus,
  • the incident causing infection must have occurred in one of the countries listed below.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • HIV infection resulting from any other means, including sexual activity or drug abuse.

Listed countries

  • UK
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Channel Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • USA
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The ABI no longer provide a model definition for HIV infection so we can no longer say that our definition is ‘ABI plus’.

 

Previous definitions

ABI+

November 2015

HIV infection - caught from a blood transfusion, a physical assault or at work

Infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus resulting from:

  • a blood transfusion given as part of medical treatment;
  • a physical assault; or
  • an incident occurring during the course of performing normal duties of employment;

after the start of the plan and satisfying all of the following:

  • the incident must have been reported to appropriate authorities and have been investigated in accordance with the established procedures,
  • where HIV infection is caught through a physical assault or as a result of an incident occurring during the course of performing normal duties of employment, the incident must be supported by a negative HIV antibody test taken within 5 days of the incident,
  • there must be a further HIV test within 12 months confirming the presence of HIV or antibodies to the virus,
  • the incident causing infection must have occurred in one of the countries listed below.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • HIV infection resulting from any other means, including sexual activity or drug abuse.

Listed countries

  • UK
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Channel Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • USA