Costing Model for Viral Load and CD4 Testing Transition

April 26, 2022

In 2015, under ASLM’s leadership, some Diagnostic Access Initiatives (DAI) partners including, SCMS, CHAI, MSF, and USAID jointly developed a comprehensive viral load (VL) costing model that incorporates CD4 testing, which helps estimate testing need, commodity and systems costs. This is a vital aid, because, in order to define scale-up plans, determine funding gaps and handle supplier negotiations for lower costs based on testing volumes, countries need to understand the all-inclusive cost of HIV VL and CD4 testing. Please follow the links below to download the helpful user guide and the two costing models.