Costs and Cost Effectiveness of Three Approaches for Cervical Cancer Screening among HIV-Positive Women in Johannesburg, South Africa

@inproceedings{LinceDeroche2015CostsAC,
  title={Costs and Cost Effectiveness of Three Approaches for Cervical Cancer Screening among HIV-Positive Women in Johannesburg, South Africa},
  author={Naomi Lince-Deroche and Jane Phiri and Pamela M Michelow and Jennifer Smith and Cindy Firnhaber and Craig Meyers},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND South Africa has high rates of HIV and HPV and high incidence and mortality from cervical cancer. However, cervical cancer is largely preventable when early screening and treatment are available. We estimate the costs and cost-effectiveness of conventional cytology (Pap), visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and HPV DNA testing for detecting cases of CIN2+ among HIV-infected women currently taking antiretroviral treatment at a public HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa… CONTINUE READING
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