Questions & Answers: HIV Basics
AnswerThe number of pediatric AIDS cases in the calendar year 1997 is listed in the CDC's HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. They are on page 25 of the report. Sometimes it is difficult to arrive directly at the '97 report and one might need to start at www.cdc.gov and go from there. Good luck.
AnswerThe Centers for Disease Control disseminates surveillance reports which may help you to find the statistics you are seeking www.cdc.gov. There was some information about the cost of HIV/AIDS care from the International Meeting in Geneva. In a recent brief news article from the entitled "Call for Increased Research, Education", Helene Gayle from the CDC said it costs more than $150,000 to treat a person with HIV infection. "At the current rate of annual infections in the United States (at least $40,000), the nation now adds $6.2 billion in future health care costs alone for HIV every year."
There is some data from the late eighties that was published; however, it would no longer be applicable to the care provided today.
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This article was provided by National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center.