Simulation Essay

2684 Words Jul 18th, 2012 11 Pages
HIV/AIDS IN LOUISIANA
2010
While the Federal government’s investment in treatment and research is helping people with HIV/AIDS live longer and more productive lives, HIV continues to spread at a staggering national rate. The latest incidence data from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nationally there were 48,100 new
HIV infections in 2009. The graph below depicts the HIV/AIDS epidemic in
Louisiana through 2010 according the Louisiana Department of Health and
Hospitals. Note that the following HIV/AIDS statistics only represent a portion of the epidemic in the U.S.—those cases that have been both confirmed through testing and reported.
Reported AIDS Casesi
Number Currently Living with HIV (not AIDS)
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Health Resources &
Services Admin
Health Resources &
Services Admin

Amount
$11,354,669
$11,640,670
$25,490,136
$6,549,733
$18,749,261

Health & Human
Services
Health & Human
Services
Health & Human
Services
Health & Human
Services
Health & Human
Services
Housing & Urban
Dev.

Health Resources &
Services Admin
Health Resources &
Services Admin
Health Resources &
Services Admin
Health Resources &
Services Admin
Health Resources &
Services Admin
Office of HIV/AIDS
Housing

$4,310,853
$2,628,329
$1,660,059
$588,647
$896,936
$7,619,705

Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided Louisiana with
$11,354,669 for HIV prevention programs in 2010. These funds were allocated to state and local health departments and community-based organizations to finance counseling, testing programs, health education/risk reduction activities, and surveillance/ monitoring programs.iv
Ryan White CARE Act
The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, enacted in 1990 and reauthorized in 1996, 2000, 2006, and

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