Graph showing number of perinatally acquired AIDS cases, beginning in 1985 at about 200 cases, peaking in 1992 with 900 cases and rapidly declining to virtually zero cases by 2007.

FIGURE 4-1

After it was shown that treatment of pregnant women with antiretroviral drugs could prevent babies from being born infected with HIV, the number of perinatally acquired AIDS cases in the United States and dependent areas dropped precipitously.

SOURCE: Guay, 2011

From: 4, IMPACTS ON BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH RESEARCH

Cover of Measuring the Impacts of Federal Investments in Research
Measuring the Impacts of Federal Investments in Research: A Workshop Summary.
National Academies (US) Committee on Measuring Economic and Other Returns on Federal Research Investments.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.

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