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Cost of Antiretroviral Therapy

August 30, 2007

There is considerable interest and concern about the cost of antiretroviral regiments that are now widely advocated. Unfortunately, decisions about specific drug regimens are sometimes determined by patient resources, pharmacy plans and ADAP formularies. The following is a tabulation of costs based on average wholesale prices (AWP), using standard doses, as of September 1996.

Regimen Cost/year
ddI $2,100
d4T $2,800
AZT + ddI $5,540
AZT + 3TC $5,610
AZT + ddC $5,720
Saquinavir +
Ritonavir
$8,220
Indinavir +
AZT + 3TC
$9,930
Nevirapine +
AZT + 3TC
$11,390
Saquinavir +
Ritonavir
+ AZT
$11,620
Ritonavir +
AZT + 3TC
$11,815



  
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This article was provided by Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. It is a part of the publication Hopkins HIV Report.
 

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