Skip to comments.AIDS deaths are on the decline thanks to medications. But increasing drug resistance poses a danger
Posted on 07/22/2017 4:28:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The number of people with HIV worldwide. This figure is up from 36.1 million in 2015, largely because of the success in transforming the virus from a death sentence into a manageable illness.
The number of people on anti-retroviral drugs used to suppress the HIV virus. The figure, up from 17.1 million in 2015, represents 53% of those infected.
The number of AIDS-related deaths last year. This figure is down from 1.9 million in 2005, a 47% decline.
The number of new HIV infections last year. That figure is down 16% since 2010. One big factor driving new infections: People ages 15 to 24 are lagging behind the rest of the population when it comes to knowledge of HIV and testing, treatment and prevention. In addition, men are less likely than women to know their HIV status or start treatment.
The number of additional AIDS-related deaths the world would see over the next five years if no progress is made against curbing drug resistance. Unchecked resistance would also lead to additional 105,000 infections, because when treatment fails to suppress the virus, the patient is more likely to infect other people.
The number of dollars by which HIV treatment costs could increase in the next five years if no action is taken to combat the trend of resistance. The cost the HIV response is expected to peak to around $26.2 billion in 2020.
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“Come on everybody we’ve got quilting to do.”
There should be zero dollars spent on AIDS research or a cure when 99% of the people infected got it through butt sex or IV drugs.
Those meds are costing a fortune to keep sodomists around.
Why is the number of SSI disability and on Medicaid and the amount of money spent on them not shown?
Disproportionately, more money per Medicaid claimant seems to be spent on Adults 45-64 than on kids, Pregnant women, or seniors 65-74. What relationswhip does HIV and STDs have to that fact of disproportionate cost per person?
Meanwhile in reality-land:
Due penalty for whaaaat?
And it only cost the rest of us a trillion dollars. Good thing they are investments and not taxes.
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