Cost-Effective Allocation of Government Funds for Preventing HIV
There are approximately 40,000 new HIV infections in the United States each year. The estimated average lifetime cost of treating one HIV infection is $195,000. Relative to the size and costliness of the epidemic, government funds for prevention are scarce. To help decisionmakers allocate funds effectively, the RAND Corporation developed a mathematical model of the cost of a wide variety of HIV prevention interventions.
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