The cost-effectiveness of expanded HIV screening in the United States.

@article{Lucas2013TheCO,
  title={The cost-effectiveness of expanded HIV screening in the United States.},
  author={Aaron M Lucas and Benjamin Armbruster},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={795-801}
}
OBJECTIVE The current Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines from 2006 recommend a one-time test for low-risk individuals and annual testing for those at high risk. These guidelines may not be aggressive enough, even for those at low risk of infection, due to the earlier initiation of HAART and a movement towards a test-and-treat environment. We evaluated the optimal testing frequencies for various risk groups in comparison to the CDC recommendations. METHODS We build a… CONTINUE READING