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Table 1 Overview of studies presenting preference based HRQL weights for HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

From: The health related quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa - a literature review and focus group study

Author Setting AIDS population Sub-analyses VAS1) TTO SG EQ-5D index
Hughes South Africa WHO stages 3 or 4 General community 0.80    
(2004) (Cape Town) or CD4<200 Awaiting ART 0.60    
Jelsma South Africa WHO stages 3 or 4 General community 0.80    
(2005) (Cape Town) or CD4<200 Awaiting ART 0.62    
    ART (1 month) 0.70    
    ART (3 months) 0.71    
    ART (6 months) 0.74    
    ART (12 months) 0.76    
Louwagie South Africa WHO stage 4 or ART (own health) 0.66    0.80
(2007) (Free State) CD4<200 Awaiting ART 0.62    0.69
Lara Uganda WHO stages Own health (ART and non ART) 0.50 and 0.55    
(2008) (Entebbe) 2, 3 or 4 WHO stage 2 (ART and non ART) 0.59 and 0.63 0.75 and 0.78 0.50 and 0.51  
    WHO stage 3 (ART and non ART) 0.39 and 0.39 0.49 and 0.52 0.34 and 0.39  
    WHO stage 4 (ART and non ART) 0.17 and 0.15 0.20 and 0.27 0.19 and 0.19  
    Own health reassessed (ART and non ART) 0.78 and 0.66    
  1. 1) VAS scores transformed from 0-100 scale to 0-1 scale to improve comparability.