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Impact of Anti-HIV Treatment on Labor Productivity and Costs in South Africa

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Enrollment never initiated, study withdrawn.)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Information provided by:
Boston University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00270725
First received: December 27, 2005
Last updated: February 26, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
December 27, 2005
February 26, 2017
July 1, 2005
July 1, 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Impact of Anti-HIV Treatment on Labor Productivity and Costs in South Africa
The Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy in Reducing the Costs of HIV/AIDS
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of anti-HIV treatment on the work attendance of employed people in South Africa. The study will enroll participants from a large manufacturing and distribution firm in South Africa.

Little is known about the economic benefits of providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa and other resource-limited areas. In South Africa, an increasing number of private sector firms are providing access to ART for their employees. One of the barriers to such action, however, is the lack of available information on the success of ART in restoring workers to full productivity, retaining skilled employees in the workforce, and reducing the costs of medical care and death and disability benefits. HIV infected employees on ART may be absent from work less often than untreated HIV infected employees, but more often than HIV uninfected employees. This study will collect data from an independent HIV/AIDS disease treatment program and a large private sector employer in Johannesburg, South Africa to estimate the benefits and costs for businesses to provide ART to eligible employees.

The study will combine individual-level medical outcome and treatment cost data from the treatment program with data on employee work attendance and retention in the workforce from the participating employer. The work attendance of HIV infected employees enrolled in the HIV/AIDS treatment program (index participants) who are either taking ART or receiving pre-ART care will be compared with each other and with that of HIV uninfected employees. There are no study visits associated with this study; all data will be collected from medical records maintained by the HIV/AIDS treatment program and the participants' employer. The financial costs and benefits of the treatment program for the participating company will also be estimated.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
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Non-Probability Sample
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HIV Infections
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Withdrawn
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July 1, 2005
July 1, 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria for All Participants:

  • Employed by participating company for at least 1 year prior to study entry

Inclusion Criteria for Index Participants:

  • Enrolled in the HIV/AIDS treatment program offered by the participating company

Exclusion Criteria for Index Participants:

  • Enrolled in the HIV/AIDS treatment program prior to 01/01/04 or after 06/30/05
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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South Africa
 
 
NCT00270725
RTC-BU-01
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Sydney Rosen, Boston University
Boston University
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Principal Investigator: Sydney B. Rosen, MPA Boston University
Boston University
February 2017

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