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Table 3 Annual HIV testing services costs; cost per testing episode (cost per test); and cost per HIV case diagnosed (cost per HIV) in 2017 US$ (October 2016 to September 2017)

From: Assessing the costs and efficiency of HIV testing and treatment services in rural Malawi: implications for future “test and start” strategies

  Clinic A Clinic B Clinic C Hospital D Hospital E
Total cost Cost per test Cost per HIV Total cost Cost per test Cost per HIV Total cost Cost per test Cost per HIV Total cost Cost per test Cost per HIV Total cost Cost per test Cost per HIV
CAPITAL COSTS
 Building 115 0.22 6.04 14 0.00 0.19 22 0.01 0.60 26 0.01 0.30 215 0.02 0.90
 Equipment 15 0.03 0.80 78 0.02 1.05 13 0.01 0.36 65 0.02 0.77 33 0.00 0.14
 Training 393 0.76 20.69 1179 0.38 15.94 0 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00
Total capital 523 1.01 27.53 1272 0.40 17.19 35 0.02 0.96 90 0.03 1.08 249 0.03 1.04
RECURRENT COSTS
 Personnel 2109 4.06 111.02 5116 1.63 69.13 4615 2.41 128.21 7154 2.11 85.17 7537 0.79 31.40
 HIV test kits 458 0.88 24.08 2800 0.89 37.84 1821 0.95 50.59 2954 0.87 35.17 8531 0.89 35.55
 Other supplies 179 0.34 9.43 525 0.17 7.09 152 0.08 4.22 635 0.19 7.56 842 0.09 3.51
 Utilities & other 433 0.83 22.82 81 0.03 1.09 35 0.02 0.98 155 0.05 1.84 678 0.07 2.82
Total recurrent 3180 6.11 167.35 8521 2.71 115.15 6624 3.46 183.99 10,898 3.22 129.74 17,587 1.84 73.28
DISTRICT/NATIONALCOSTS
 Supervision 410 0.79 21.55 410 0.13 5.53 410 0.21 11.38 410 0.12 4.88 410 0.04 1.71
 M&E 336 0.65 17.69 336 0.11 4.54 336 0.18 9.33 336 0.10 4.00 336 0.04 1.40
Total District/National 746 1.43 39.24 746 0.24 10.07 746 0.39 20.71 746 0.22 8.88 746 0.08 3.11
TOTAL/ AVERAGE 4448 8.55 234.11 10,538 3.35 142.41 7404 3.86 205.66 11,734 3.47 139.69 18,582 1.95 77.42