ASHM, February 6, 2023
The BBVs and STIs in Antenatal Care booklet underwent a major review in 2022, with the inclusion of an additional section on syphilis – of vital importance given the increasing cases in women of childbearing age, and the re-emergence of congenital syphilis.
This resource is for primary health care professionals providing antenatal care including nurses, midwives, general practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners.
It contains advice about recommended antenatal testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and syphilis. In addition, it provides information about the management of these BBVs and STIs during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postpartum period.