HIV/AIDS Prevention Interventions in Uganda: A Policy Simulation

HIV/AIDS Prevention Interventions in Uganda: A Policy Simulation
The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be a major health challenge in Uganda. The adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rate increased from 6.4% in 2005/6 to 7.3% by 2011. This policy simulation estimates the potential costs and impact of expanding two HIV prevention methods: Safe Male Circumcision and Voluntary Counselling and Testing. Results from the policy simulation suggest that scaling up safe male circumcision to reach 66% of the uncircumcised males aged 15-49 years would avert almost 121,278 new HIV infections through 2020, resulting in an average cost per HIV infection averted of US$ 885 and net cost savings per infection averted of US$ 6,515. The policy simulation also suggests that expanding VCT to full coverage among adults would avert 113,813 new HIV infections through 2020, resulting in an average cost per HIV infection averted of US$ 948 and net cost savings per infection averted of US$ 6,452.
Date: 2013-06-16
Author: Gemma Ahaibwe & Ibrahim Kasirye
File Name: HIV AIDS Prevention Interventions in Uganda - Policy Simulation - RS 108.pdf
File Size: 1.71 MB
File Type: application/pdf
Created Date: 06-16-2013
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