Rapid HIV testing, which can provide results in as little as 30 minutes, is currently offered in some states in Australia (e.g. Queensland, Victoria, ACT and New South Wales).
Rapid testing is now being considered for use in SA; however, before such testing becomes available, the government and the HIV Interagency Taskforce (HIT), led by Gay Men’s Health SA (a service of Relationships Australia South Australia), want to gauge the opinion of gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) on this important topic.
As such, we’re seeking your opinions about rapid HIV testing, in particular whether you would find such testing useful and how it might impact your current testing habits. By gauging the acceptability of rapid testing within the gay and MSM communities, we can ensure that such testing, if implemented, will be well utilised and suited to the needs of gay men and MSM.
If you would like to give your opinion on this issue, you can complete a quick survey that asks some questions about yourself and how you feel about rapid HIV testing. You can complete the survey even if you are unaware of rapid testing and how it works.
For more information and to complete the survey, click here.
This survey will close on 17 October 2014.