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Table 3 Monthly costs for key antiretroviral drugs by weight

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

  Weight bands
Medication (strength) 3-5.9 kg 6-9.9 kg 10-13.9 kg 14-19.9 kg 20-24.9 kg 25-34.9 kg 35+ kg
ABC (20 mg/ml) $10.94 $14.59 $21.89 - - - -
ABC (60 mg) $5.47 $8.21 $10.94 $13.68 $16.42 - -
ABC (300 mg) - - - - - $15.81 $15.81
d4T (1 mg/ml) $3.65 $5.47 - - - - -
d4T (15 mg) - - $1.22 - - - -
d4T (20 mg) - - - $1.22 $1.22 - -
d4T (30 mg) - - - - - $1.82 $1.82
3TC (10 mg/ml) $1.82 $2.43 $3.65 - - - -
3TC (150 mg) - - - $1.22 $1.82 $2.43 $2.43
EFV (200 mg) NR NR $3.34 $5.02 $5.02 $6.69 -
EFV (600 mg) - - - - - - $4.56
LPV/r (80/20 mg/ml) $11.55 $17.33 $23.10 $28.88 $34.66 - -
LPV/r (100/25 mg) NR NR $12.77 $17.02 $17.02 $25.54 -
LPV/r (200/50 mg) - - - - - - $31.62
NVP (10 mg/ml) $3.04 $4.86 $6.08 - - - -
NVP (50 mg) $2.74 $4.10 $5.47 $6.84 $8.21 - -
NVP (200 mg) - - - - - $3.04 $3.04
ZDV (10 mg/ml) $3.65 $5.47 $7.30 - - - -
ZDV (60 mg) $3.04 $4.56 $6.08 $7.60 $9.12 - -
ZDV (300 mg) - - - - - $7.30 $7.30
ZDV/3TC (60 mg/30 mg) $3.04 $4.56 $6.08 $7.60 $9.12 - -
ZDV/3TC (300 mg/150 mg) - - - - - $9.12 $9.12
ZDV/3TC/NVP (60 mg/30 mg/50 mg) $4.26 $6.38 $8.51 $10.64 $12.77 - -
ZDV/3TC/NVP (300 mg/150 mg/200 mg) - - - - - $11.55 $11.55
d4T/3TC (6 mg/30 mg) $1.82 $2.74 $3.65 $4.56 $5.47 - -
d4T/3TC (30 mg/150 mg) - - - - - $3.65 $3.65
d4T/3TC/NVP (6 mg/30 mg/50 mg) $2.43 $3.65 $4.86 $6.08 $7.30 - -
d4T/3TC/NVP (30 mg/150 mg/200 mg) - - - - - $6.69 $6.69
ABC/3TC (60 mg/30 mg) $5.47 $8.21 $10.94 $13.68 $16.42 - -
ABC/3TC (600 mg/300 mg) - - - - - $17.72-$32.53 $17.72-$32.53
  1. Abbreviations: ABC abacavir, d4T stavudine, 3TC lamivudine, EFV efavirenz, LPV/r lopinavir/ritonavir, NVP nevirapine, ZDV zidovudine, mg milligrams, ml milliliter, NR not recommended, kg kilogram.