Cost-effectiveness of HIV rescreening during late pregnancy to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa and other resource-limited settings.

@article{Soorapanth2006CosteffectivenessOH,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of HIV rescreening during late pregnancy to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa and other resource-limited settings.},
  author={Sada Soorapanth and Stephanie L. Sansom and Marc Bulterys and Mitchell J. Besser and Gerhard Barnard Theron and Mary Glenn Fowler},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          213-21
        }
}
A decision analysis model, from a health care system perspective, was used to assess the cost-effectiveness of HIV rescreening during late pregnancy to prevent perinatal HIV transmission in South Africa, a country with high HIV prevalence and incidence among pregnant women. Because new HIV prenatal prophylactic and pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are becoming more widely available, the study was carried out with different combinations of the two. With an estimated HIV incidence… CONTINUE READING

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