HIV/AIDS Research Budget vs Other Diseases

2016 NIH Chart.jpg

The 2016 NIH Research Budget at the request of President Obama is $3.1 Billion. 

That’s $1 Billion more than the 2015 budget.

The TOTAL HIV/AIDS Budget is $31.7 Billion and includes Treatment and Research, Housing, Prevention, Sexuality Education.  The President’s FY2016 HIV/AIDS Budget.

Based on this Research Budget, is a Cure for AIDS the primary research initiative that cannibalizes fetal parts?  This is our hypothesis which is based on many years as public health researchers, Planned Parenthood watchers, AIDS watchers, and taxpayers.

Too Much Budgeted for HIV/AIDS?

Compared to other deadly diseases, is there too much funding for HIV/AIDS Research and not enough for other diseases?

“The Budget advances the President’s commitment to reaching an AIDS-free generation in the U.S. and around the world by Continuing to Support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and Expanding Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care, and Prevention.”

  • How does the rate of death from AIDS compare to that of other deadly diseases?
  • Shouldn’t the diseases rated in the top 10 killers be given a more equitable priority?

Top 10 Causes of Death in U.S.  

2013 CDC Report.  Leading Causes of Deaths Annually:

  1. Heart Disease 611,105
  2. Cancer 584,881
  3. COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 149,205
  4. Accidents 130,557
  5. Stroke 128,978
  6. Alzheimer’s Disease 84,767
  7. Diabetes 75,578
  8. Influenza and Pneumonia 56,979
  9. Kidney Disease (Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis)  47,112
  10. Suicide 41,149

Deaths from AIDS = 13,700 per year average. CDC.

That is lower than any of the Top 10 killer diseases!

Specific Research Amounts

  • HIV/AIDS – $3,100,000,000
  • STEM CELLS* – unspecified – $2,937,000,000
  • EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES – unspecified – $1,942,000,000
  • HEART DISEASE – $1,691,000,000
  • GENETICS* – unspecified – $1,084,400,000
  • DIABETES – $1,039,000,000
  • BREAST CANCER – $704,000,000
  • HEPATITIS – $420,000,000
  • DEMENTIAS* – $420,000,000
  • PROSTATE CANCER – $262,000,000
  • OVARIAN CANCER – $135,000,000
  • COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – $110,000,000

*Breakdown of Categories

Dementias. Includes Alzheimer’s and Nonspecified Dementia. (Does not include Frontotemporal Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease.)

Dementias. Includes Alzheimer’s and Nonspecified Dementia. (Does not include Frontotemporal Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease.)

Genetics. Includes gene therapy, gene therapy clinical trials, genetic testing, and unspecified genetics.

Hepatitis. Includes Types A, B, and C.

Stem Cells. Unspecified disease. Includes human embryonic; nonhuman embryonic; human “nonembyonic­” (probably fetal); nonhuman nonembryonic; umbilical-placenta cord blood, human and nonhuman. Too many studies to list.


 

Chart Data Source:  NIH Categorical Spending Projected for 2016.  (Specific amounts below the chart.)


end of aids

 

Page updated 11/23/2015.

Advertisements