National HIV Testing Policy

This Testing Policy has been developed as a concise source of standardised, currently available information to inform those involved in ordering and performing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing. This Policy is not a set of clinical guidelines and it should not be used as a guide for the clinical management of HIV.

This Policy was written by the National HIV Testing Policy Expert Reference Committee, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The review process was coordinated by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM).

The views expressed in this Policy are not necessarily those of the Commonwealth Government of Australia. The Commonwealth, 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 this Testing Policy.

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