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Notice given 8 May 2006

1725  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 149 (Senate Hansard , 8 February 2005, p. 229):

(1) Are Medicare benefits now available for HIV antibody testing.

(2) What actions, if any, has the Government taken to address the anomaly between funding arrangements for HIV antibody testing and testing for other blood-borne and sexually-transmitted diseases under Medicare.

(3) Can the figures for the past 10 years of the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia be provided.