Department of Health
Bloodborne viruses: managing severe serial penetrating injuries
For managing risk of bloodborne viruses (BBVs) like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, after a severe serial penetrating injury attack.
Management of potential bloodborne virus exposure following severe serial penetrating injury attack PHE publications gateway number: 2017100, PDF, 200KB, 2 pages
This guidance for clinical teams covers:
- assessing risk of transmission of BBVs
- post-exposure interventions for the management of BBVs
- managing BBVs in severe serial penetrating injury attack
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