Cost-effectiveness of facility-based, stand-alone and mobile-based voluntary counseling and testing for HIV in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This groundbreaking study is a decisive contribution by a team of Ethiopian experts amongst which Decide's dear colleagues and friends Getachew Teshome Ergeta and Alemayehu Hailu.
In view of the HIV/AIDS targets to be achieved by 2030 in order to tackle the pandemic, one of the aims of the national strategy is to ensure awareness of HIV status (90% of people living with HIV).
Hence, empirical cost-effectiveness evidence about different HIV counseling and testing models is essential to inform whether such community-based testing are justifiable compared with additional resources required. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of facility-based, stand-alone and mobile-based HIV voluntary counseling and testing methods in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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