A social cost-benefit criterion for evaluating Voluntary Counseling and Testing with an application to Tanzania.

@article{Brent2010ASC,
  title={A social cost-benefit criterion for evaluating Voluntary Counseling and Testing with an application to Tanzania.},
  author={Robert J. Brent},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          154-72
        }
}
RATIONALE There are many interventions for HIV/AIDS that require that people know their status and hence require a HIV test. Testing that is driven by a desire to prevent the spread of the disease often has an indirect effect on others. These external effects need to be identified, quantified and included as part of the benefits and costs of testing. Pioneering analyses of HIV testing by Philipson and Posner have introduced the economic calculus of individual expected benefits and costs of… CONTINUE READING
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