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November 29, 2010

When the Rubber Hits the Road: Paying for Expanded HIV Testing and Care

HIV/AIDS Clinical Care: "Doubling the rate of HIV testing among U.S. adults over the next 5 years would lead to an additional 46,000 new diagnoses but would cost an additional $2.7 billion.

"In 2006, the CDC recommended expanding HIV testing in the U.S., but the recommendation was not accompanied by any increases in federal funding for testing or subsequent care. Now, researchers have used a computer simulation model to explore how expanded testing and treatment would affect U.S. government budgets over the next 5 years."