Case Studies: Developing a Cost-Effective Approach to treating HIV in Africa

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Afrin Naz

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Start Date

7-4-2017 12:00 AM

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7-4-2017 12:00 AM

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Case Studies: Developing a Cost-Effective Approach to treating HIV in Africa

The purpose of this research is to investigate the cost-effectiveness of government-subsidized HIV intervention programs and its effects upon the labor force in Africa. This study will discuss how Africa became one of the densest regions in the world to fall victim to HIV/AIDS along with a discussion on the present framework of intervention programs and treatments and their shortcomings. One of the largest government-subsidized programs is the antiretroviral therapy (ART) offered to those who have already contracted HIV/AIDS. The ART treatment will be assessed as to how cost-effective it is and whether the incidence rate has truly fallen enough to show a measurable growth upon the diminished labor force. Medically invasive treatment for those who have contracted the disease is not the primary concern, rather it is to reduce the actual contraction and expansion of this disease. These preventative techniques come in the form of counseling, peer and school-based education, and the use of the mass media. The success of these programs will be assessed to showcase whether there has been a considerable improvement in preventing the incidence among certain age-based populations. The survey of information will be conducted through case studies, epidemiological analyses, and health economics researches ongoing or completed.