Update information

Update information

December 2016: We have reviewed the evidence and made new recommendations on when to offer and recommend testing, promoting awareness and uptake of testing and reducing barriers to testing for HIV. These recommendations are marked [new 2016].

We have also made some changes without an evidence review to:

  • broaden the population covered

  • add self-sampling

  • update information about indicator conditions

  • clarify wording about confidentiality

  • clarify that testing people who were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) should include all people who ask for STI tests

  • clarify timing of HIV testing

  • clarify and expand the recommendations on repeat testing

  • remove the recommendation about behavioural interventions for people who inject drugs.

  • remove references to training.

These recommendations are marked [2011, amended 2016].

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