Financial Impact of HIV/AIDS

by Matt Slick

America

  1. $12.1 Billion annual cost in US:  "Future treatment for the 40,000 people infected with HIV in the United States every year will cost $12.1 billion annually, a new study showed." (msnbc.msn.com/id/15528984/ns/health-aids/t/new-us-hiv-cases-cost-billion-year/)
  2. Don't know they are infected:  "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 250,000 people with HIV in the United States--a quarter of the total with the disease--do not know they are infected." (msnbc.msn.com/id/15528984/ns/health-aids/t/new-us-hiv-cases-cost-billion-year/)

Canada

  1. $1.5 Billion Cost for 2001 in Canada:  "June 2001, Halifax, Nova Scotia--HIV/AIDS cost Canadians more than $2 billion in 1999 in direct and indirect costs. Health care costs accounted for about $560 million; prevention, research and supports to AIDS victims for about $40 million; and lost economic production due to premature death and disability for nearly $1.5 billion."  (gpiatlantic.org/releases/pr_cost_aids.htm)

 

 

 

 

 
 
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