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Table 4 Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) of HIV vaccination program compared to existing prevention program, classified by risk group

From: Is a HIV vaccine a viable option and at what price? An economic evaluation of adding HIV vaccination into existing prevention programs in Thailand

  HIV vaccination program Existing prevention programs ICER
  Costs (THB) QALY Costs (THB) QALY THB per QALY gained*
General population  
aged 18 years old 12,900 25.73 5,490 25.68 157,000
FSW  
aged 29 years old 47,300 23.46 46,800 23.25 2,840
IDU  
aged 26 years old 53,900 13.03 62,400 12.61 Dominated
MSM  
aged 26 years old 243,000 16.51 245,000 16.27 Dominated
Male conscript  
aged 21 years old 11,400 23.80 4,570 23.78 326,000
  1. ICER: incremental cost-effectiveness ratio; FSW: female sex worker; IDU: injecting drug user; MSM: men who have sex with men; THB: Thai baht as of 2009 value; and QALY: quality adjusted life year.
  2. *ICERs are rounded up to nearest 1,000 THB.
  3. Negative ICER due to higher effectiveness and lower costs of HIV vaccination program compared with existing prevention programs.