The Need for an HIV/AIDS Vaccine

HIV/AIDS Facts

  • HIV/AIDS is the 5th leading cause of death globally
  • 34M people currently living with HIV (all clades)
  • 4M people currently living with HIV clade B (1.1M in the U.S.)
  • 2.3M new infections reported annually
  • 190K new clade B infections reported annually (50K in the U.S.)
  • 1.6M annual deaths worldwide (15K in the U.S.)

Global Distribution of HIV

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HIV in the U.S. Remains an Unmet Medical Need

In the U.S., out of the 1.1 million individuals who are known or suspected of being infected with HIV, only 25% ultimately remain in viral control.

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New HIV Infections in the U.S. Have Remained Virtually Unchanged for the Past 20 Years

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Financial Burden of HIV (U.S.)

  • Annual cost of HIV anti-retroviral medications = ~$18,000
  • Estimated lifetime medical costs for an HIV-infected individual = $500,000
  • Annual U.S. taxpayer cost of HIV education and treatment:
    • Medicaid $7.5 billion
    • Medicare $4.5 billion
    • Ryan White Act $4.1 billion
  • Estimated annual loss of productivity = $29 billion