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Table 2 Select Unit Costs for SAFER Conception Services (2017 $US)

From: Estimated costs for the delivery of safer conception strategies for HIV-discordant couples in Zimbabwe: a cost analysis

  SAFER Study
(Observed)
Anticipated Real-world
(MOHCC, Scenarios 1–3)
Personnel (per month)
 Physician * $6708.33
 Nurse * $636.29
 HIV Counsellor * $586.15
 Pharmacist * $3587.21
 Pharmacy tech * $586.15
 Clerk/receptionist * $346.54
Medications (per month)
 TENOLAM-E N/A $9.71
 PrEP (tenofovir / emtricitabine) $49.00 $18.10
Tests (per test)
 HIV rapid $16.18 $4.16
 Viral load $107.28 $25.51
 CD4 $32.89 $21.43
 Full Blood Count $25.03 $7.74
 Urinalysis $3.88 $3.34
 Creatinine $4.67 $3.52
 Hepatitis B $19.37 $8.18
 Urine Pregnancy $1.80 $1.44
 Syphilis RPR $13.52 $4.19
Administrative and overhead (per month)
 Offsite admin & othera $244.95 $3.16
 Clinic suppliesb $14.36 $5.37
 Rent, utilities & facilityc $404.45 $10.41
 Clinic equipment (non-lab)d $42.86 $3.87
 Training and outreach (time and materials) $57.08 $1.55
  1. *SAFER Study personnel costs withheld for confidentiality. See Supplement A for total personnel costs per strategy and for additional details on all inputs and total strategy costs
  2. aIncludes time and costs for non-clinic, non-laboratory tasks, such as human resources, accounting, and other off-site personnel
  3. bIncludes consumable clinic supplies not specific to an individual strategy (paper, binders, condoms, folic acid supplements)
  4. cIncludes rent, maintenance, electricity, internet, phone communications, office equipment (Xerox machine and computers), security, and insurance.
  5. dIncludes capital goods used for clinical, non-laboratory purposes, such as an examination table, patient exam room chair, and other materials