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Study measures cost-effectiveness of on-site rapid HIV testing in drug abuse treatment programs

(9/14/2012)

Study measures cost-effectiveness of on-site rapid HIV testing in drug abuse treatment programs
News-Medical

September 10, 2012

A new study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College shows the cost-effectiveness of integrating on-site rapid HIV testing into drug treatment programs.

The randomized clinical trial conducted in 12 community-based substance abuse treatment programs in 2009 found that 80 percent of the participants offered on-site HIV testing with a rapid test accepted the testing offer and obtained test results, as compared with less than 20 percent of those referred for off-site testing.

View the full article here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120910/Study-measures-cost-effectiveness-of-on-site-rapid-HIV-testing-in-drug-abuse-treatment-programs.aspx

 

 


 


Keywords: cost-effectiveness, on-site, rapid HIV testing, drug abuse, treatment programs



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