The high cost of second-line antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

@article{Long2010TheHC,
  title={The high cost of second-line antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS in South Africa.},
  author={Lawrence C. Long and Matthew Fox and Ian Sanne and Sydney Rosen},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={915-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The present article estimates the cost and outcomes of second-line antiretroviral therapy. The cost of second-line drugs is generally higher than that of first-line drugs and it is expected that the absolute number of patients on second-line antiretroviral therapy will increase over time. This information is crucial for planning and budgeting. METHODS Resource utilization and outcome data were extracted for patients who initiated standard second-line therapy. Resource usage was… CONTINUE READING

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