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Rapid HIV testing has arrived at M Clinic!

The M Clinic team is very excited to announce that Rapid HIV Testing is now available for clients.

Between 2014 and 2015, the M Clinic took part in a Rapid HIV Test trial through the Kirby Institute. The trial focussed on the Trinity Uni-Gold Rapid Test Kit, of which the team expressed their satisfaction with the Rapid HIV finger-prick test.

After some extensive planning and collaboration with partner organisations, the Rapid HIV finger-prick test is back.

M Clinic Coordinator Justin Manuel states, “One great thing about Rapid HIV testing is the very short time it takes to get an initial result; 10 minutes. Receiving an initial HIV result during an appointment can save a lot of time worrying while waiting for a result; the standard blood tests results can take up to a week.”

It is well known that a Rapid HIV test can miss early HIV infections that a Standard HIV test would detect. It is therefore important to note that M Clinic clients wishing to take a Rapid HIV test will still be required to have blood taken for Standard HIV testing.

Rapid HIV testing at M Clinic will cost $20 per test. For those who prefer the Standard HIV test, this service is available at no cost.
The M Clinic is specifically for men who have sex with men.

For more information on testing or to book online, go to mclinic.org.au or contact the M Clinic on 9227 0734.

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