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Table 2 Unit costs, derived from CHAI 2012 Price List[24]

From: Estimating age-based antiretroviral therapy costs for HIV-infected children in resource-limited settings based on World Health Organization weight-based dosing recommendations

Medication (strength) Unit cost (2012 USD)
ABC (20 mg/ml) $0.06/ml
ABC (60 mg) $0.09/tab
ABC (300 mg) $0.26/tab
d4T (1 mg/ml) $0.01/tab
d4T (15 mg) $0.02/tab
d4T (20 mg) $0.02/tab
d4T (30 mg) $0.03/tab
3TC (10 mg/ml) $0.01/ml
3TC (150 mg) $0.04/tab
EFV (200 mg) $0.11/cap
EFV (600 mg) $0.15/tab
LPV/r (80/20 mg/ml) $0.19/ml
LPV/r (100/25 mg) $0.14/tab
LPV/r (200/50 mg) $0.26/tab
NVP (10 mg/ml) $0.01/ml
NVP (50 mg) $0.05/tabA
NVP (200 mg) $0.05/tab
ZDV (10 mg/ml) $0.01/ml
ZDV (60 mg) $0.05/tabB
ZDV (300 mg) $0.12/tab
ZDV/3TC (60 mg/30 mg) $0.05/tab
ZDV/3TC (300 mg/150 mg) $0.15/tab
ZDV/3TC/NVP (60 mg/30 mg/50 mg) $0.07/tab
ZDV/3TC/NVP (300 mg/150 mg/200 mg) $0.19/tab
d4T/3TC (6 mg/30 mg) $0.03/tab
d4T/3TC (30 mg/150 mg) $0.06/tab
d4T/3TC/NVP (6 mg/30 mg/50 mg) $0.04/tab
d4T/3TC/NVP (30 mg/150 mg/200 mg) $0.11/tab
ABC/3TC (60 mg/30 mg) $0.09/tab
ABC/3TC (600 mg/300 mg) $0.58-$1.07/tabC
  1. Abbreviations: ABC abacavir, d4T stavudine, 3TC lamivudine, EFV efavirenz, LPV/r lopinavir/ritonavir, NVP nevirapine, ZDV zidovudine, mg milligrams, ml milliliter, tab tablet, cap capsule.
  2. A. Cost for NVP (50 mg) not reported in CHAI Price List. Mèdecins San Frontières (MSF) reports a cost of $0.05/tab from manufacturer Aurobindo [25].
  3. B. Cost for ZDV (60 mg) not reported in 2012 CHAI Price List. MSF reports a cost of $0.05/tab from manufacturer Ranbaxy [25].
  4. C. Cost for ABC/3TC (600 mg/300 mg) not reported in 2012 CHAI Price List. MSF reports a cost of $0.58-$1.07/tab from manufacturers ViiV, Aurobindo, Cipla and Matrix [25].