Clinical Guidelines

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Recommendations for Comprehensive Post-Arrival Health
Assessment for people from Refugee-like backgrounds
(2016 edition)

Publishers: Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and
Refugee Health Network of Australia

To order hard copies, or download the free pdf please click HERE.
Despatch overseas and to New Zealand is not currently available.

Management of Perinatal Infections (2014 edition)

First edition (2002), with emendation (2006)
Reprinted: 2014 by TTR Print Management Pty Ltd
Publishers: Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

To order hard copies, or to download the free PDF please click HERE.

ASID Guidelines available online

Recommendations for the management of HCV Infections: a consensus statement
Consensus Statement Here (updated in Jan 2017)

ANZPID guidelines for post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for blood-borne viruses in children ( Sept 2016)

ASID updated guidelines for the management of Clostridium difficile infection in adults and children in Australia and New Zealand (IMJ April 2016)

ASID (ANZPID) Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis in adults and children in Australia and New Zealand (IMJ June 2015)

ASID (HICSIG) / AICA Position Statement: Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients (Healthcare Infection June 2011)

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (April 2011)

ASID (HICSIG) / AICA Position Statement: Infection Control Guidelines for Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection in Healthcare Settings (Healthcare Infection Feb 2011)

Australian consensus guidelines for the management of neutropenic fever in adult cancer patients (Jan 2011)

Australasian guidelines for antifungal therapy in neonates and children with proven, probable and suspected invasive fungal infections (Sept 2007)

Guidelines for use of antifungal agents in treatment of invasive fungal infection (July 2003)

ASID Endorsed Guidelines

Interpreting HCV and PCR Results in Diagnostic HCV Testing (July 2015)

Choosing Wisely Antibiotics Consumer Fact Sheet: Coughs, colds and sore throats (Feb 2015)

Therapeutic Guidelines, Antibiotic, Version 15 (Nov 2014)

The Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edition) (2012)

Other Useful Guidelines

A variety of guidelines related to aspects of Infectious Diseases are available to the public online. Where these are applicable to local practice, and following approval by ASID Council, these may be linked through this website. Anyone wishing to propose such a link, should contact the Honorary Secretary via

Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal - NHMRC