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Ending the HIV Epidemic (ETE) in NYS

Projected Fiscal Impact of Recommended Expansions of HIV Prevention, Antiretroviral Treatment, and Housing Supports

March 2015

Ending AIDS as an epidemic is not just the right thing to do for the health of New Yorkers – it’s also cost-effective. We simply can’t afford a status-quo approach to HIV. Every new HIV infection costs $443,904 in health spending alone. ETE implementation would improve the health of New Yorkers living with HIV and prevent 10,850 new primary HIV infections between now and 2020 as well as thousands of secondary downstream infections. The fiscal analyses detailed here focus primarily on costs and savings to the NYS Medicaid program that covers 50% of people with HIV in the State.