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Australian Sexually Transmitted Infection & HIV Testing Guidelines 2019 for asymptomatic men who have sex with men

The Guidelines provide GPs and other clinicians with recommendations for sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing for asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM).

The Guidelines’ recommendations include:

  • Which STI/HIV to test for and not to test for
  • Testing frequency
  • Types of tests and self-collected specimen advice
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) information


The Guidelines were developed by the Sexually Transmissible Infections in Gay Men Action Group (STIGMA) and are endorsed by the:

  • Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine
  • Australasian Sexual Health Alliance
  • Royal Australian College of Physicians

The Guidelines are recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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