Cost-effectiveness Analysis of “Safer” Conception Strategies for HIV-Discordant Couples in Zimbabwe

Investigator: Carolyn Smith Hughes, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): Zimbabwe


Mentor: Dr. Joelle Brown and Dr. Jim Kahn 

HIV incidence in Zimbabwe remains unacceptably high, especially among young adults. HIVdiscordance is a major driver of new infections, and HIV-discordant couples who wish to conceive a child may be particularly at risk. Several strategies have been designed to help reduce the risk of HIV transmission in discordant couples and their prospective children; we examined the cost-effectiveness of offering these strategies.Location