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Rapid HIV testing increases the rate of HIV detection in men who have sex with men: using rapid HIV testing in a primary care clinic.

Eu B, Roth N, Stoové M, O'Reilly M, Clarke E
Prahran Market Clinic, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Vic. 3181, Australia.

Abstract

Rapid HIV testing was approved in Australia in December 2012. Data was collected to describe the early experience of using rapid testing in Australia but as the information was collected, the authors noted that there appeared to be a high rate of HIV diagnoses amongst rapid testers. Further analysis confirmed this impression, when the rate was compared to a baseline rate of HIV diagnoses over the 32 months before the rapid testing started (4.1% vs 1.3%).

Publication

  • Journal: Sexual Health
  • Published: 01/03/2014
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 1
  • Pagination: 89-90

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