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HIV prevention yields significant lifetime medical cost savings

March 1, 2015

SEATTLE — Considering the high lifetime medical costs of HIV treatment in the United States, the possible cost savings of HIV prevention is significant, according to recent findings.

“Enhanced HIV prevention interventions, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis for high-risk individuals, require substantial investments,” the researchers wrote in an abstract presented at CROI 2015. “We sought to estimate the medical costs saved by averting one HIV infection in the United States.”

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