Willingness to Use and Pay for a New Diagnostic Test for HIV in Infants under 18 Months of Age: Results from Benin, Peru, and Tanzania

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This study evaluated the potential market in three developing countries for a new, rapid diagnostic test to detect HIV in infants under 18 months. The study interviewed health providers to determine whether they saw a need for this technology and used surveys and focus groups to explore consumer (caregiver) willingness to pay fur and their preferences surrounding such test. Providers were generally supportive, and most consumers would have been willing to pay for the test. However, the report points to health system and socio-cultural barriers that would need to be overcome for this test to be widely used.

Publication Date 
July 2009
Resource Type 
Research Reports
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