HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Referral is not essential but all referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Details of the condition including duration and onset
  • Past treatments and response

Tests

Copies of all investigations undertaken to make the diagnosis

  • HIV test
  • FBE
  • Hepatitis serology, syphilis and other STI testing

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Sexual Health clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Advice about risk reduction for transmission.

Referral to TasCAHRD should be considered.

Rapid HIV Testing Outreach Clinic runs every Friday morning in southern Tasmania. To make an appointment or find out more, please phone 1800 675 859 or (03) 6233 3557.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED
– Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED
– Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED
– Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Urgent:
Semi-urgent:
Routine:

Next available appointment