Who should be screened for HIV infection? A cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{McCarthy1993WhoSB,
  title={Who should be screened for HIV infection? A cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Bruce D. McCarthy and John B. Wong and Alvaro Muňoz and Frank A. Sonnenberg},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={153 9},
  pages={1107-16}
}
BACKGROUND The advent of effective prophylactic treatments for asymptomatic persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus has led to interest in widespread screening programs. However, the costs of screening programs and therapy are high, and the prevalence of infection above which screening becomes an appropriate use of scarce health care dollars remains undetermined. METHODS To examine the cost-effectiveness of screening in populations with differing prevalences of infection, we… CONTINUE READING