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November 29, 2009

Pre-exposure prophylaxis: cost-effectiveness dilemmas analysed by Australian study

"The base-case model assumed a current HIV prevalence of 9% in this population and that PrEP using tenofovir and FTC would cost $7536 a year (in US dollars). The annual cost of managing a case of HIV infection was put at $13,920 a year and the base-case scenario assumed a PrEP efficacy of at least 87%, similar to 100% attempted condom use. The prevalence of drug-resistant HIV was assumed to be low (under 3%) as was the incidence of serious adverse drug reactions (under 4%)."

Read more in Aidsmap, November 25, 2009.