HIV Economic Model: HIVEcon

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Background

CDC developed an economic model, HIVEcon, to help assess all costs and benefits of the proposed rule change as required.

Objective

The objective of this model is to evaluate both the potential number of HIV-positive immigrants to the United States and the health system cost over time, given a change in regulation. The model was developed in excel to allow the user to readily see how the calculations were made and to allow the user to change assumptions and quickly evaluate the impact of those changes on the model outcomes.

HIVEcon SpreadsheetCdc-excel [Microsoft Excel – 1.3 MB]

HIVEcon Technical AppendixCdc-pdf [PDF – 51 pages]

Persons with disabilities having problems accessing the above document or software tool may e-mail Part34HIVcomments@cdc.gov for assistance.

Load and Start

Before loading and starting HIVEcon, you must make sure Excel’s security level is set appropriately. You must first do the following steps:

  1. Open a blank Excel spreadsheet.
  2. Click Tools and then click Macro, choose Security.
    Screenshot showing how to modify security settings.
  3. In the “pop-up” box that will appear (see below), set Security Level to Medium.
    Screenshot showing security level set to medium.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Go to the drive/ location where you have saved the copy of HIVEcon (e.g. C; Drive). Double click on the file, which will open HIVEcon.
  6. As the computer is loading Excel (if it is not already loaded) and HIVEcon, a window will pop-up (see figure below), asking you if you want to Disable Macros or Enable Macros. Select/ click Enable Macros. HIVEcon will then fully load, and you will be ready to start.
    Screenshot showing security warning.

NOTICE: This web page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated. The information is accurate only as of the last page update.