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Title Out-of-pocket costs of HAART limit HIV treatment responses in Botswana's private sector
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Link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16816566?dopt=Citation
Author(s) Bisson GP, Frank I, Gross R, Re VL, Strom JB, Wang X, Mogorosi M, Gaolathe T, Ndwapi N, Friedman H, Strom BL, Dickinson D
Document Date 2/26/2008
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Country/Region Botswana 
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Summary

A large number of HIV-infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa pay out-of-pocket for HAART. This analysis from Botswana indicates that higher median out-of-pocket regimen costs to patients for the initial 30 days of HAART are associated with failure to achieve a viral load< 400 copies/ml [US$32; interquartile range (IQR), 20-84 compared with US$22; (IQR, 17-36), P = 0.001]. HAART costs should be minimized as scale-up efforts in sub-Saharan Africa progress

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