1391 - Rapid point of care combined Antigen/Antibody HIV test to aid in the diagnosis of HIV infection

Page last updated: 19 July 2015

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Provision of a rapid combined antigen/antibody HIV test at the point of care to aid in the diagnosis of HIV infection. The test is designed to be carried out at a GP and/or sexual health clinic.

Description of Medical Condition

HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system. It infects immune cells and uses them to reproduce itself, destroying the cells in the process. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a serious weakening of the body’s immune system caused by HIV. When an HIV positive person’s immune cells (CD4 cells) drop below a certain level, they can be vulnerable to infections that their body would normally fight off.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 1755 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 124 KB)

Assessment Report

Assessment Report (PDF 2108 KB)
Assessment Report (Word 868 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 418 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 147 KB)

Meetings for this Application


14 to 15 August 2014


11 to 12 June 2015


30 to 31 July 2015