[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 1,264
Citations 0
Research Letter
February 3, 2020

HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Costs in the United States, 2012-2018

Author Affiliations
  • 1Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 2National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington, DC
  • 3Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 4Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 5Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(4):601-603. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7108

The United States has the highest antiretroviral treatment (ART) prices yet the lowest rate of HIV viral suppression (54%) compared with all other well-resourced countries, including Britain, Australia, and Canada.1 High ART costs are among many structural barriers that lead to poor treatment access and adherence, contributing to suboptimal HIV outcomes in the United States.2 We sought to characterize costs of recommended initial ART regimens in the United States from 2012 to 2018 and the magnitude of cost changes over time.

Limit 200 characters
Limit 25 characters
Conflicts of Interest Disclosure

Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.

Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.

Err on the side of full disclosure.

If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.

Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.

Limit 140 characters
Limit 3600 characters or approximately 600 words