by Evelinn Mikkelsen, Jan A.C. Hontelez, Justic Nonvignon et al.
AIDS, 31(16):2279-2286, October 23, 2017
The objective of the study was to determine cost functions that describe the dynamics of costs of HIV treatment and care in Ghana by CD4+ cell count at treatment initiation and over time on antiretroviral therapy (ART). The findings show that an accurate analysis of resource needs of HIV treatment and care should take into account that healthcare costs for HIV-infected people are dynamic rather than constant. The cost functions derived from the study are valuable input for cost-effectiveness analyses and research allocation exercises for HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa.