Frequency of Online Rapid Testing at Home (FORTH)

Current project

The recently revised National HIV Testing Policy prohibits the use of home-based rapid HIV testing, but encourages exploratory research on the issue. This project is comparing the acceptability of clinic-based conventional HIV testing and home-based, self-administered HIV testing for gay men at risk of HIV to see if self-testing increases the frequency of HIV testing. Data collection for this project is nearly completed and results will be reported during 2016.

Funding Agency:    

Australian Government Department of Health, NHMRC Program Grant

Partners / Collaborators:    

The Kirby Institute

Publications

Rationale and design of FORTH: a randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of HIV self-testing in increasing HIV testing frequency among gay and bisexual men. (Published in BMC Infectious Diseases, 2015). http://doi:.org/ 10.1186/s12879-015-1300-6

Potential public health benefits of HIV testing occurring at home in Australia. (Published in Medical Journal of Australia, 2015). http://doi.org/doi: 10.5694/mja14.01210

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