Improving the Efficiency of the HIV/AIDS Policy Response: A Guide to Resource Allocation Modeling

Authors: James G. Kahn, Lori Bollinger, John Stover, Elliot Marseille

Introduction:

Resources devoted to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have increased dramatically over the past decade (Dieleman and others 2014). However, the rate of increase has slowed in recent years, even though the commitment required to serve all of those in need and to reverse the epidemic has not been reached (Schwärtlander and others 2011; UNAIDS 2013, 2014; WHO 2013). In addition, new recommendations to start treatment earlier in the disease course mean that more resources will be needed than previously estimated.