Modeling the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of the HIV Intervention Programme Amongst Commercial Sex Workers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Fung, I.C., Guinness, L., Vickerman, P., et al. BMC Public Health (2007), 7, p. 195.
This article uses mathematical modeling to determine cost-effectiveness of the Jyoti Sangh HIV prevention program in Gujarat, India. The program was initiated in 2003 when HIV prevalence among commercial sex workers was found to be 13 percent. The authors, using multiple assumptions and surrogate markers for the outcome of interest (HIV infections), determine that the intervention “averted 624 and 5,131 HIV cases” among sex workers and their clients respectively. They conclude that the intervention was cost effective at a cost ranging between $56 and $219 per averted case.