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Table 3 Costs of HIV/AIDS intervention methods.

From: Can we spend our way out of the AIDS epidemic? A world halting AIDS model


Cost (USD)


HIV testing in low-income countries

200-4000 per test


Combination antiretroviral therapy in high-income countries

10000-15000 per patient year


Combination antiretroviral therapy in low-income countries

350-4000 per patient year


Costs of monitoring viral load and cell count

25-100 per test


Health education

500-3000 per patient

[77, 80, 81]

Patient out-of-pocket expenses to receive medical care in a low-income area



Adult male cirumcision



Male condom

0.02 per condom