Characteristics of Australian women who test positive for HIV: implications for giving test results

Carol A Hopkins, Rosey A Cummings, Tim R H Read and Christopher K Fairley
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00925.x
Published online: 19 March 2007

To the Editor: Improving clinical efficiency helps sexual health services deal with the demands of increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections.1,2 Many Australian sexual health centres require all clients to return in person to obtain their HIV test results; legislation only requires those who test positive to return in person.3 Giving HIV test results by phone to low-risk clients may improve efficiency.

  • Carol A Hopkins1,2
  • Rosey A Cummings1
  • Tim R H Read1
  • Christopher K Fairley1,2

  • 1 Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Sexual Health Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.



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