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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 4.18

Total Lifetime Cost of Treatment for HIV Infection From Onset to Death (1992 dollars)

Disease Stage

Mean Duration of Phase (months)

Cost per Month

Total Cost of Care

HIV positive without AIDS (phase 1) (T-cell >= 0.5 x 109/L) 67.3 $282 $18,978
HIV positive without AIDS (phase 2) (T-cell count >= 0.2 and < 0.5 x 109/L) 44.0 $430 $18,920
HIV positive without AIDS (phase 3) (T-cell count < 0.2 x 109/L) 12.4 $990 $12,276
Person with AIDS (phase 4) 25.0 $2,764 $69,100
Course of Illness 148.7 $4,466 $119,274

Source: Derived from Hellinger (1993).
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.


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