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The cost effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment strategies in resource-limited settings.

Authors
  • Bishai, David
  • Colchero, Arantxa
  • Durack, David T
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jun 19, 2007
Volume
21
Issue
10
Pages
1333–1340
Identifiers
PMID: 17545710
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the absence of second-line ART, the CD4 strategy is a more cost-effective laboratory testing strategy for managing HIV infection than either TLC or VL. Availability of second-line ART plus CD4 cell count and/or viral load measurement would save additional lives, but at high incremental cost.

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