Expanded screening for HIV in the United States--an analysis of cost-effectiveness.

@article{Paltiel2005ExpandedSF,
  title={Expanded screening for HIV in the United States--an analysis of cost-effectiveness.},
  author={A. David Paltiel and Milton C. Weinstein and April D. Kimmel and George R. Seage and Elena Losina and Hong Zhang and Kenneth A. Freedberg and Rochelle P. Walensky},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={352 6},
  pages={586-95}
}
BACKGROUND Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend routine HIV counseling, testing, and referral (HIVCTR) in settings with at least a 1 percent prevalence of HIV, roughly 280,000 Americans are unaware of their human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The effect of expanded screening for HIV is unknown in the era of effective antiretroviral therapy. METHODS We developed a computer simulation model of HIV screening and treatment to compare routine, voluntary… CONTINUE READING
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