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Human immunodeficiency virus testing and linkage-to-care in South Africa: an epidemiological and economic evaluation of expansion

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This thesis evaluates the cost-effectiveness of eight policies expanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in South Africa. All policies entail provider-initiated test offers for primary healthcare users and one of two options across three policy components: (i) consent method, opt-in or opt-out; (ii) test protocol, rapid only or rapid plus acute infection testing; and (iii) linkage-to-care, standard or enhanced. This thesis highlights four methodological issues. First is the challe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2009-01-09

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