Nor is it even an epidemic. U.S. AIDS cases peaked 17 years ago…
Yet HIV/AIDS will receive over $3 billion in the 2011 federal research budget.
We spend 21 times more per AIDS death than cancer death. Pancreatic cancer will strike about 43,000 Americans this year and is essentially a quick death sentence. It gets one percent of the funding per death as AIDS.
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, are the nation’s sixth and 14th-leading causes of death respectively, yet HIV/AIDS gets 34 times and 25 times more per fatality respectively.