Mobile HIV Screening in Cape Town, South Africa: Clinical Impact, Cost and Cost-Effectiveness

  title={Mobile HIV Screening in Cape Town, South Africa: Clinical Impact, Cost and Cost-Effectiveness},
  author={Ingrid Valerie Bassett and Darshini Govindasamy and Alison S. Erlwanger and Emily P. Hyle and Katharina Kranzer and N. Loes M. B. van Schaik and Farzad Noubary and A. David Paltiel and Robin Wood and Rochelle P. Walensky and Elena Losina and Linda-Gail Bekker and Kenneth A. Freedberg},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Mobile HIV screening may facilitate early HIV diagnosis. Our objective was to examine the cost-effectiveness of adding a mobile screening unit to current medical facility-based HIV testing in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS AND FINDINGS We used the Cost Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications International (CEPAC-I) computer simulation model to evaluate two HIV screening strategies in Cape Town: 1) medical facility-based testing (the current standard of care) and 2… CONTINUE READING
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