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Number of people with AIDS 2007/ Cost of care per year.

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From www.theyworkforyou.com< two written answers of interest.

Photo of Greg KnightGreg Knight< (East Yorkshire, Conservative) | Hansard source<

To ask the Secretary of State< for Health what estimate he has made of the average annual cost to the NHS< of treating a HIV positive patient with antiretroviral medication.

Photo of Dawn PrimaroloDawn Primarolo< (Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health; Bristol South, Labour) | Hansard source<

The estimated annual treatment costs to the national health service for a patient with HIV vary according to the severity of the disease. The estimated average annual costs to the NHS< of treating an HIV positive patient with combination antiretroviral drugs is £14,000.

 

Number of people with AIDS (though think this should be HIV/AIDS)

Photo of Greg KnightGreg Knight< (East Yorkshire, Conservative) | Hansard source<

To ask the Secretary of State< for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome in England.

Photo of Dawn PrimaroloDawn Primarolo< (Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health; Bristol South, Labour) | Hansard source<

There were 11,529 individuals reported as ever having been diagnosed with AIDS< who were resident in England and who had accessed HIV-related care in the United Kingdom in 2007. Most of these will have been diagnosed with AIDS before 2007 and will have received treatment to enable reconstitution of their immune systems so that they are no longer at high risk of developing a further AIDS-defining illness.

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HIV drug treatments are cost effective. At around £7,000 a year in the UK, they are cheaper than kidney dialysis or treatments for comparable disease. Thanks to effective therapies, many more people living with HIV can work, pay taxes and even raise the next generation of workers.

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