Targeted HIV-Prevention Programs

Don Des Jarlais, Nancy S. Padian, Warren Winkelstein

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Abstract

There had been 243,423 deaths from AIDS in the United States through June 30, 1994.1 About 40,000 new infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) occur annually.2 Given the human suffering, lost economic productivity, and medical costs associated with HIV infection, the present level of new infections is unacceptable. One problem with current prevention efforts is a lack of resources. The budget of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading federal agency for HIV prevention, allocates less than $200 million for programs to change high-risk behavior (Jones TS, CDC: personal communication). Since costs for medical care are…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1451-1453
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume331
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 24 1994

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Medical Economics
Budgets
Virus Diseases
Risk-Taking
Infection
Psychological Stress
Health Care Costs
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Communication
Costs and Cost Analysis

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Targeted HIV-Prevention Programs. / Des Jarlais, Don; Padian, Nancy S.; Winkelstein, Warren.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 331, No. 21, 24.11.1994, p. 1451-1453.

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Des Jarlais, Don ; Padian, Nancy S. ; Winkelstein, Warren. / Targeted HIV-Prevention Programs. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 331, No. 21. pp. 1451-1453.
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