Value of nevirapine for preventing MTCT of HIV infections in Africa

August 2004
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;8/14/2004, Issue 459, p11
Discusses research being done on the cost effectiveness of nevirapine treatment for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HTV infections across African countries. Reference to a study by M. D. Sweat, et al published in the August 2004 issue of "AIDS"; Number of HIV infections averted annually in Botswana and Tanzania; Annual national cost associated with intervention programmes; Average cost per HIV infection averted in Botswana and Côte d'Ivore.


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