Cost-effectiveness of community-based strategies to strengthen the continuum of HIV care in rural South Africa: a health economic modelling analysis

SOURCE: The Lancet HIV
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.A.Smith, M.Sharma, C.Levin, J.M.Baeten, H.Van Rooyen, C.Celum, T.B.Hallett, R.V.Barnabas
KEYWORDS: COMMUNITY BASED CARE, HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, HOME CARE, RURAL COMMUNITIES
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8525
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/2059

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Abstract

Home HIV counselling and testing (HTC) achieves high coverage of testing and linkage to care compared with existing facility-based approaches, particularly among asymptomatic individuals. In a modelling analysis the authors aimed to assess the effect on population-level health and cost-effectiveness of a community-based package of home HTC in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.