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Term Definition

Australian Health Protection Principal Committee


Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Anonymous delinked tests

Testing of samples which have been irreversibly de-identified 


Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods


Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine


Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee


Branched chain DNA assay 

BED assay

An enzyme immune assay (EIA) that detects increasing levels of anti-HIV IgG after seroconversion and can be used for detecting recent HIV infection. It uses a branched peptide that includes gp41 immunodominant sequences from HIV-1 subtypes B, E, and D. Developed by the US Centers for Disease Control, the test is approved in the US for use for surveillance purposes only. 


Culturally and linguistically diverse background 


Culturally and Linguistically Diverse


Communicable Diseases Network of Australia 

Compulsory testing

Where a person had no choice in being tested e.g. as directed under a public health order 

Confirmatory test

The test that actually defines the anti-HIV status of a sample. Confirmatory testing must occur on each reactive sample.


Department of Health and Ageing


Enzyme immunoassay – test allowing the detection of an antigen-antibody interaction using enzyme activity as the indicator 



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