A Cost-Benefit Analysis of AIDS Priorities

November 15, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

The issue of HIV/AIDS is very important to a plethora of people around the world. As developed countries cut their funding for research, the Copenhagen Consensus Center and the Rush Foundation instituted a project called RethinkHIV. The goal of this project was to find the most efficient use of money in AIDS research in order to benefit society as a whole as much as possible. Here are the five key areas noted by economists:

  • Find an HIV vaccine
  • Spend more on prevention of mother to child transmission
  • Make blood transfusions safer
  • Increased use of male circumcision
  • Direct funds to the most infectious

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