The Department of Health has recently updated its recommendations on prevention of the Zika Virus

The main change from the previously issued version of the advice is the period of abstinence/pregnancy deferral/safe sex for asymptomatic men, which increases from 8 weeks to 6 months.

The revised version of the advice and various fact sheets emphasise the availability of testing for couples/people who cannot wait the recommended time periods, noting the concerns about the consequences of delaying pregnancy in some instances.

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