There's No Bargaining with HIV

December 1 marks World AIDS Day. Figures for reflection

$150 billion Amount the U.S. spent on HIV/AIDS between 1982 and 2004

$100 billion Cost to date of the International Space Station

$120 billion Estimated amount the U.S. has spent on the war in Iraq

850,000 Estimated number of people infected with HIV in the U.S.

25 Estimated percentage that are unaware of their infection

7 Percentage of female AIDS patients in the U.S. in 1986

26 Percentage of female AIDS patients in the U.S. in 2002

25 Percentage of the female population in the U.S. that is black or Hispanic

82 Percentage of female AIDS patients in the U.S. who are black or Hispanic

40 million Number of people with HIV/AIDS worldwide

96 Percentage of AIDS cases that are in the developing world

14,000 Number of new HIV infections that occur every day, worldwide

$38 million Standard price for the Gulfstream 550

$38 million Cost of treating 271,428 Tanzanians with HIV drugs for a year

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clinton Center, Gulfstream, Kaiser Family Foundation, NASA, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Priorities Project, UNAIDS