Legislation change regarding HIV testing

A positive step forward to reduce stigma and discrimination for people requiring HIV testing.

In summary:

    • Removed requirement that medical professionals provide prescribed information before carrying out or authorising a test for HIV and before advising them of the results
    • HIV testing will be treated the same as testing for other blood borne viruses
Please see link to the media release about this change: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/removing-the-stigma-of-hiv