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Every Dollar Invested in HIV/AIDS Prevention = $15 Savings

November 4th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

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The old adage, “an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure” has proven to be especially true when it comes to HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Ontario.  The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) says each dollar spent on preventing the spread of HIV has resulted in a $15 savings on average for Canadian taxpayers. In a recently published document OHTN states, “Prevention remains the most cost-effective strategy for governments and taxpayers alike”.  OHTN says over 2 billion dollars in savings has been realized in Ontario after breaking down expenditures over the 10 year period spanning 2000 to 2009. It adds, “Every case of HIV averted by prevention programs not only has a positive impact on health, but also saves hundreds of thousands of dollars in treatment expense down the line”. See the document below.

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