Examining the promise of HIV elimination by 'test and treat' in hyperendemic settings.

@article{Dodd2010ExaminingTP,
  title={Examining the promise of HIV elimination by 'test and treat' in hyperendemic settings.},
  author={Peter J Dodd and Geoffrey P. Garnett and Timothy B Hallett},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={729-35}
}
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that a new strategy for HIV prevention, 'Universal Test and Treat', whereby everyone is tested for HIV once a year and treated immediately with antiretroviral therapy (ART) if they are infected, could 'eliminate' the epidemic and reduce ART costs in the long term. METHODS We investigated the impact of test-and-treat interventions under a variety of assumptions about the epidemic using a deterministic mathematical model. RESULTS Our model shows that such an… CONTINUE READING

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