First point-of-care HIV test restrictions by TGA ‘confusing’

Operations manager at the NSW State Reference Laboratory for HIV/AIDS, Philip Cunningham, said the screening test – which requires confirmation of a positive result – was not yet in use outside field trials taking place in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. 

“There is frustration from people who want to use these tests, such as GPs, section 100 prescribers, sexual health physicians… to roll them out and start getting people tested,” he said. 

The conditions on the December 2012 approval of

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