The System is Broken – Audit of Australia’s Mandatory Disease Testing Laws

The aim of this paper – a national audit of Australia’s mandatory disease spitting laws – is to better understand how mandatory testing laws are being applied. Aside from the mandatory testing laws being at odds with national HIV testing policy and operating outside the clearly structured and highly successful HIV responses managed by Department of Health, the audit found in many instances, the laws, their implementation, and monitoring were flawed.

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