Training Years: 2015-2016
Training Site: Guangdong Provincial Centre for Skin Diseases and STI Control, UNC Project-China
Mentors: Joe Tucker, MD, PhD; Bin Yang, PhD; Bill Miller, MD, PhD
Title: Cost-effectiveness of Crowdsourcing Video and Conventional video in HIV Testing Uptake Campaigns among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender (TG) Individuals in China.
Aim 1: To estimate the total and unit cost per person tested and per HIV-positive person identified of using CS and conventional one-minute videos for promoting HIV testing among MSM/TG in China.
Aim 2: To estimate the impact of introducing CS in first-time HIV testing and identification of newly diagnosed HIV infected individuals in terms of HIV infections and disability adjusted life year (DALYs) averted using a simple dynamic model accounting for HIV transmission.
Aim 3: To estimate and compare the CE of each arm ($ per HIV infection averted and $ per DALY averted).
NIH Support: Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award