Total Federal expenditures for HIV/AIDS were estimated to be close to $15 billion last year
What is even more amazing is that diseases that are not politically correct, that kill far more Americans, that are mostly unpreventable, get far less money.
Amen and preach on!
From CNN in 1998:
In 1996, with more than a half million cancer deaths, the National Institutes of Health dedicated $2.5 billion to cancer research. With over 32,000 AIDS deaths, $1.4 billion went to AIDS research. And with more than three-quarters of a million heart disease fatalities, $851 million went to cardiovascular research.
A blue-ribbon panel appointed by the Institute of Medicine broke it down this way: For every $10 spent per cancer death on cancer research, $110 is spent per AIDS death on AIDS research and $3 is spent per heart disease death on heart disease research.