Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

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Public health management

Important information

  • Infectious agent: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) type 1 or type 2.
  • Transmission: Sexual transmission, contact of abraded skin or mucosa with body secretions such as blood, CSF or semen, use of HIV contaminated needles and syringes.
  • Incubation period: Variable. Generally 1 to 3 months from time of infection.
  • Infectious period: Not known precisely; begins early after onset of HIV infections and presumably extends throughout life. Infectivity during the first months is considered to be high.
  • Case exclusion: Do not exclude.
  • Contact exclusion:Do not exclude.
  • Treatment: Antiviral treatment as recommended in the Guidelines for Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections - WA.


Notifiable disease data and reports

Last reviewed: 01-12-2023
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