Fun AIDS facts

Cost of anti-retrovirals, per patient per year: The average annual cost of HIV care in the ART era was estimated to be $19,912 (in 2006 dollars; $23,000 in 2010 dollars).3 The most recent published estimate of lifetime HIV treatment costs was $367,134 (in 2009 dollars; $379,668 in 2010 dollars).

Average cost per new case identified (just in terms of the diagnostic costs): $2,000-$10,000 in hospitals, $10,000-$20,000 in community organizations, $3,000-$30,000 in jails.

New US cases per year: In 2015, 40,000 new cases; in the last decade, 40,000-50,000.

Growth in gay population per year, estimating age cohorts at 5M and gay men at 2% of male population: 50,000 per year.

Estimating per-patient costs at $25k, annual total cost of AIDS drugs in US: $27.5 billion.

Average annual cost of AIDS per payer of federal income tax: $225

Total US consumer spending on prescription drugs, 2015: $328 billion

AIDS drugs as a percentage of total US prescription drug spending: 8%


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