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Economic evaluation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among men-who-have-sex-with-men in England in 2016

Ong, KJ; Desai, S; Field, N; Desai, M; Nardone, A; van Hoek, AJ; Gill, ON; (2017) Economic evaluation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among men-who-have-sex-with-men in England in 2016. Euro Surveillance , 22 (42) , Article pii=17-00192. 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.42.17-00192. Green open access

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Abstract

Clinical effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for preventing HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men (MSM) at high HIV risk is established. A static decision analytical model was constructed to inform policy prioritisation in England around cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact of a PrEP programme covering 5,000 MSM during an initial high-risk period. National genitourinary medicine clinic surveillance data informed key HIV risk assumptions. Pragmatic large-scale implementation scenarios were explored. At 86% effectiveness, PrEP given to 5,000 MSM at 3.3 per 100 person-years annual HIV incidence, assuming risk compensation (20% HIV incidence increase), averted 118 HIV infections over remaining lifetimes and was cost saving. Lower effectiveness (64%) gave an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of + GBP 23,500 (EUR 32,000) per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained. Investment of GBP 26.9 million (EUR 36.6 million) in year-1 breaks even anywhere from year-23 (86% effectiveness) to year-33 (64% effectiveness). PrEP cost-effectiveness was highly sensitive to year-1 HIV incidence, PrEP adherence/effectiveness, and antiretroviral drug costs. There is much uncertainty around HIV incidence in those given PrEP and adherence/effectiveness, especially under programme scale-up. Substantially reduced PrEP drug costs are needed to give the necessary assurance of cost-effectiveness, and for an affordable public health programme of sufficient size.

Type: Article
Title: Economic evaluation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among men-who-have-sex-with-men in England in 2016
Location: Sweden
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.42.17-00192
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.42.17...
Language: English
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Keywords: Cost-effectiveness analysis, economic modelling, human immunodeficiency virus - HIV, men who have sex with men – MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis - PrEP
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10027896
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