Department of Health

Victorian guidelines for managing HIV transmission risk behaviours

This guidance details the Department of Health’s policy in managing behaviours associated with increased transmission risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While most people living with HIV conscientiously avoid practices that expose others to transmission, a small number of people may engage in practices that require additional interventions and/or support to prevent transmission where other members of the public are put at risk. These guidelines are applied by the Chief Health Officer when exercising legal powers to manage this aspect of potential HIV transmission, so as to further protect the Victorian community.


Policies and guidelines
Date published
06 Jan 2022
29 pages
Department of Health
Update frequency
Available format

Reviewed 07 January 2022

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