National HIV Testing Policy

The National HIV Testing Policy 2011 version 1.0 has been endorsed by BBVSS of the AHPPC and will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Expert Reference Committee.

The first review was held in November 2011. The second review was held in November 2012  resulting in the production of version 1.2. A review of section 4 Informed Consent for Testing resulted in the production of version 1.3 in April 2013.


1.0 Introduction
2.0 Types of HIV Diagnostic Tests - also called in-vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs)
3.0 Indications for HIV Testing
4.0 Informed Consent for Testing
5.0 Conveying HIV Test Results
6.0 Surveillance and Research
7.0 Health Care Workers
8.0 Antenatal and Perinatal Testing
9.0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
10.0 HIV Testing in Prison Settings
11.0 Post Exposure Prophylaxis
12.0 Quality Assurance of IVDs for HIV Testing
13.0 PoC Tests for HIV in Community Settings
14.0 Home-Based Testing in Australia
15.0 Funding of HIV Testing

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