Australian Government Department of Health, 29 November 2018 The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to ending HIV with the announcement of funding for a new strategy that aims to virtually eliminate the transmission of HIV, the approval of the first HIV self-testing kit and the listing of a new medicine on the PBS. The first HIV self-testing kit, the Atomo Self Test was...
Giving gay men self-test kits increases HIV testing by 50% – but STI tests decrease
aidsmap/nam, 21 August 2018 Gay men who were offered HIV home-testing kits took 50% more tests than men who only took HIV tests at clinics or community organisations, a randomised controlled study from Seattle in the USA has found. The men who could self-test took fewer tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), though it is not completely clear whether this was because they went less...
Home HIV tests coming to Australia
The Age, 24 July 2016
An HIV test that can be purchased without a prescription could soon be available in Australia, allowing people to privately get a result within 15 minutes.
CEO of Australian company Atomo Diagnostics, John Kelly, said he was hoping Atomo would become the first to sell HIV tests directly to consumers in Australia.
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