- Recommendation ID
What are the risks that predict the development of blood-borne virus infections in people with complex psychosis in the UK?
- Any explanatory notes
Care and treatment for physical health conditions (recommendations 1.10.18 and 1.10.19)
The recommendation to be alert to possible blood-borne diseases was based on evidence about the relatively high prevalence of hepatitis and HIV in people with severe mental illness. The committee agreed this may be related to homelessness, intravenous drug use or a history of sexually transmitted disease. They also agreed that more understanding is needed about the risks predicting blood-borne virus infection in this population so that strategies can be developed to address these, so they made a research recommendation on the risk of blood-borne virus infections.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Rehabilitation for adults with complex psychosis
- Date issued
- August 2020
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|