In the 1980s, at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 59,000 Americans lost their lives to this brutal disease. The $146.6 billion that federal funding have contributed to the battle against AIDS, just since 2012, is paying off. But the fight is far from over. AIDS still claims far too many lives. And HIV is still far too costly, increasing the average patient’s healthcare costs by roughly 120%. So to help build awareness for this important cause, WalletHub put together an infographic filled with HIV/AIDS factoids and consulted a panel of experts about the disease’s various costs. You can find everything below.
2017 HIV/AIDS Statistics – Facts on Rates, Cost & More