Cost-effectiveness of screening for HIV in primary care: a health economics modelling analysis

Rebecca F Baggaley, Michael A Irvine, Werner Leber, Valentina Cambiano, Jose Figueroa, Heather McMullen, Jane Anderson, Andreia C Santos, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Alec Miners, T Déirdre Hollingsworth, Chris J Griffiths

Early HIV diagnosis reduces morbidity, mortality, the probability of onward transmission, and their associated costs, but might increase cost because of earlier initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART). We investigated this trade-off by estimating the cost-effectiveness of HIV screening in primary care.

August 3, 2017
Year of publication
2017
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
early diagnosis, early ART initiation, treatment, antiretroviral therapy, ART, primary health care, cost-effectiveness, HIV screening, health economics