Financial mobilization for antiretroviral therapy program: multi-level predictors of willingness to pay among patients with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

Bach Xuan Tran, Mercedes Fleming, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Carl A Latkin

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Abstract

In Vietnam, significant progress has been made in increasing the number of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the last number of years. As this number increases and international aid and funding for HIV services declines, a greater proportion of ART funding will need to be provided by the government budget, health insurance or by the patients themselves. This study aims to evaluate the willingness of HIV patients to pay for ART. A cross-sectional study which included 1133 HIV-positive patients was conducted across 8 outpatient centers in Hanoi and Nam Binh in Northern Vietnam in 2013. Contingent valuation method was used to assess the willingness to pay (WTP) of patient for ART. Over 90% of the patients were willing to pay for ART for an average amount of 19.7 USD per month. Regression models showed that the willingness of patients to pay for ART was influenced by factors such as employment, income, quality of life and social factors. The amount patients were willing to pay was also associated with gender, living place and level of HIV service administration. By establishing these factors which influence the amount of WTP for ART, plans for the future can be effectively designed and patient groups at risk can be appropriately managed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • antiretroviral therapy
  • HIV
  • Mobilization
  • Vietnam
  • willingness to pay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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