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Costing Kenya's Current and Proposed HIV Testing and Counseling Algorithms
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Author(s): Priya Iyer, Daniel Mwai, Anne N'ganga

Primary Language: English

Date: 3/5/2013


Knowledge of HIV status is essential for achieving universal access to HIV services. As such, HIV testing and counseling (HTC) are fundamental elements of all HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs. As the need for HTC expands in Kenya and resources dwindle, the efficiency and effectiveness of HIV spending is of utmost importance. One method to reduce HTC costs involves re-working the testing algorithm. The Health Policy Project (HPP) was invited by the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) to help conduct an analysis, whereby incremental costs, defined as the costs in addition to that of the current algorithm, were calculated for three newly proposed algorithms. Based on the results of this analysis, which highlights the cost savings of each option, a recommendation for a more cost-efficient algorithm was proposed.


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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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