Part 2: Program Cost Estimates

TABLE C-3a Program Cost Estimates per 1,000 Infected Persons Detected: Counseling and Testing (using CDC cost estimates)

Cost per 1,000 HIV (+) Persons Detected

Counseling and testing for HIV (+) individuals (1,000 x $115)

$115,000

Partner notification for 1 contact per HIV (+) index case (1,000 x $43)

43,000

Counseling and testing for HIV (-) individualsa (7,333 x $43)

315,319

Total

473,319

TABLE C-3b Program Cost Estimates for One State: Counseling and Testing (using CDC cost estimate)

Cost in One State: New Jerseyb

Counseling and testing for all HIV (+) individuals (70,000 x $115)

$ 8,050,000

Partner notification for 1 contact per HIV (+) index case (70,000 x $43)

3,010,000

Counseling and testing for HIV (-) individualsa (513,300 x $43)

22,071,900

Total

33,031,900

a The ratio of HIV (-) individuals tested to HIV (+) individuals varies greatly by background infection rates, intensity of outreach and testing efforts, and other factors. As a greater proportion of HIV (+) individuals in one area are identified, the number of HIV (-) tests required to find each HIV (+) individual will increase. In New Jersey in 1988-1989, that ratio in publicly funded testing programs was 100:12. Using this ratio, a total of 8,333 individuals would have to be tested to identify 1,000 HIV (+) individuals, yielding 7,333 HIV (-) individuals.

b population of the state = 7.8 million; estimated number of HIV-infected individuals = 70,000.



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