NEW SET OF POLICIES APRIL 2023
BBV infections are spread by direct contact with the blood of an infected person.
The main BBVs of concern are:
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) which cause hepatitis
These three viruses are considered together because infection control requirements are similar due to similarities in their transmission routes.
A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted by your organisation is available below. Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Policies for Care Home settings is available to purchase @ £89.99, including postage – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form below.
Updated: 03/05/2023H&SC Order Form