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9 Things That Are More Expensive Than Curing AIDS

In Elton John's book, Love Is The Cure, the singer says it would be surprisingly economical for the United States to go from "treatment and prevention for some, to treatment and prevention for all who need it."

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The United States is already at the forefront of curing AIDS.

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The government pledged $48 billion between 2009 and 2013 to help fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world. However, there are still thirty-four million people living with AIDS and the number is growing.