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Testing Portal 

Reviewed 2019-2020

Disclaimer: The Testing Portal has been developed as a concise source of standardised, currently available information, to inform health professionals, government and industry about specific matters associated with HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C testing. The Testing Portal is not a set of clinical guidelines or a description of the management of HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C infection. It should not be used as a guide for the clinical management of HIV or hepatitis infections. It is designed primarily to inform those involved in ordering and performing HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C tests, and receiving and interpreting results. The testing policies were written by the National HIV Testing Policy Expert Reference Committee, the National Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Testing Policy Expert Reference Committee, and the National Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Testing Policy Expert Reference Committee, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The process was coordinated by the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). The views expressed in these policies are not necessarily those of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth and the Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS) of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) do not accept any liability for any injury, illness, damage or loss incurred by any person arising from the use of or reliance on the information or advice that is provided in these policies. The web-based provision of the Testing Portal allows for regular revision, and access to related resources (e.g. related policies, operational guidelines, evidence of best practice) with a download and print function. It can be found at: http://testingportal.ashm.org.au. Any references or web links to products, services or information contained in this publication do not constitute an endorsement of those references or web links.

 

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