Costs and benefits to the mother of antenatal HIV testing: estimates from simulation modelling.

@article{Gibb1999CostsAB,
  title={Costs and benefits to the mother of antenatal HIV testing: estimates from simulation modelling.},
  author={Diana M Gibb and Anthony E. Ades and Romesh Gupta and Mark John Sculpher},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={1569-76}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the health service costs and benefits for the woman of an earlier HIV diagnosis as a result of antenatal HIV testing. DESIGN A model of maternal disease progression was developed based on the rate of decline in CD4 cell counts and applied to two matched simulated cohorts of women with identical initial CD4 cell levels and decline rates but whose HIV diagnosis occurred at different times as a result of antenatal HIV testing. UK data on CD4 cell count at HIV diagnosis and… CONTINUE READING

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