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AFAO - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations Inc.
Rapid Testing For HIV: Preliminary Discussion Document
AFAO, September 2004, 5 pp

Reproduced with kind permission of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations.


"The scope of this paper is restricted to the introduction of rapid HIV testing at the point of medical care. Its purpose is to briefly document some of the significant reasons to seriously consider an expanded use of rapid HIV testing in medical settings and to identify some of the issues that would need to be addressed should broader rapid HIV testing be implemented. As any broad introduction of rapid testing would have significant implications for all HIV testing and the costs associated with it, and require significant leadership and coordination in its implementation if it was to be introduced, then AFAO feels that an expert led process to make recommendations on rapid HIV testing is a necessary first part of any broad review of national HIV testing policy and guidelines."

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