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HIV infection

Date: January 2019

Note: The ABI no longer provide a model definition for HIV infection so we can longer say that our definition is ‘ABI plus’.


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 following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Channel Islands, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, the Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

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

No change since July 2009


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