Targeted HIV-Prevention Programs

Don C. Des Jarlais, Nancy S. Padian, Warren Winkelstein

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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
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 24 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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