Antiretroviral drug prices

Allocating scarce financial resources for HIV treatment: benchmarking prices of antiretroviral medicines in Latin America

Wirtz VJ, Santa-Ana-Tellez Y, Trout CH, Kaplan WA. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Public sector price analyses of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines can provide relevant information to detect antiretroviral procurement procedures that do not obtain competitive market prices.

Health care delivery
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Sex work

Burden of HIV among female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Baral S, Beyrer C, Muessig K, Poteat T, Wirtz AL, Decker MR, Sherman SG, Kerrigan D. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print]

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Sex work

High prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among male sex workers in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire: need for services tailored to their needs

Vuylsteke B, Semde G, Sika L, Crucitti T, Ettiegne Traore V, Buve A, Laga M. Sex Transm Infect. 2012 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Côte d'Ivoire
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Vaccines

Immune-correlates analysis of an HIV-1 vaccine efficacy trial

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Cost-effectiveness

Integrated HIV testing, malaria, and diarrhea prevention campaign in Kenya: Modeled health impact and cost-effectiveness

Kahn JG, Muraguri N, Harris B, Lugada E, Clasen T, Grabowsky M, Mermin J, Shariff S. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31316. Epub 2012 Feb 8

Health care delivery
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Cost-effectiveness

Expanding ART for treatment and prevention of HIV in South Africa: Estimated cost and cost-effectiveness 2011-2050

Granich R, Kahn JG, Bennett R, Holmes CB, Garg N, Serenata C, Sabin ML, Makhlouf-Obermeyer C, De Filippo Mack C, Williams P, Jones L, Smyth C, Kutch KA, Ying-Ru L, Vitoria M, Souteyrand Y, Crowley S, Korenromp EL, Williams BG. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e30216. Epub 2012 Feb 13

National responses
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Alcohol

"Because he has bought for her, he wants to sleep with her": Alcohol as a currency for sexual exchange in South African drinking venues

Watt MH, Aunon FM, Skinner D, Sikkema KJ, Kalichman SC, Pieterse D. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Apr;74(7):1005-12. Epub 2012 Jan 25

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Breastfeeding

Children who acquire HIV infection perinatally are at higher risk of early death than those acquiring infection through breastmilk: A meta-analysis

Becquet R, Marston M, Dabis F, Moulton LH, Gray G, Coovadia HM, Essex M, Ekouevi DK, Jackson D, Coutsoudis A, Kilewo C, Leroy V, Wiktor SZ, Nduati R, Msellati P, Zaba B, Ghys PD, Newell ML; the UNAIDS Child survival group. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e28510. Epub 2012 Feb 23

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Breastfeeding

Feasibility of using flash-heated breastmilk as an infant feeding option for HIV-exposed, uninfected infants after 6 Months of age in urban Tanzania

Chantry CJ, Young SL, Rennie W, Ngonyani M, Mashio C, Israel-Ballard K, Peerson J, Nyambo M, Matee M, Ash D, Dewey K, Koniz-Booher P. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 May 1;60(1):43-50

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Genotyping

Genotype assays and third-line ART in resource-limited settings: A simulation and cost-effectiveness analysis of a planned clinical trial

Lorenzana SB, Hughes MD, Grinsztejn B, Collier AC, Luz PM, Freedberg KA, Wood R, Levison JH, Mugyenyi PN, Salata R, Wallis CL, Weinstein MC, Schooley RT, Walensky RP. AIDS. 2012 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]

HIV Treatment
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