NSW Rapid Testing Evaluation Framework

Past project

This project evaluated the implementation and delivery of rapid HIV testing in Sydney sexual health clinics and other settings. It found that rapid testing could be successfully implemented in a variety of settings and was highly acceptable to clients and staff. A series of peer reviewed publications has been published, with a further set in development.

Funding Agency

NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health

Partners / Collaborators

The Kirby Institute


Barriers to HIV testing and characteristics associated with never testing among gay and bisexual men attending sexual health clinics in Sydney. (Published in Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2015). http://doi.org/10.7448/IAS.18.1.20221

Rapid HIV testing is highly acceptable and preferred among high-risk gay and bisexual men after implementation in Sydney sexual health clinics. (Published in PLoS ONE, 2015). http://doi.org/doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123814

Effect of testing experience and profession on provider acceptability of rapid HIV testing after implementation in public sexual health clinics in Sydney. (Published in HIV Medicine, 2015). http://doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12209

Multi-centre evaluation of the Determine HIV Combo assay when used for point of care testing in a high risk clinic-based population. (Published in PLoS One, 2014). http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0094062

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