Programs among gay and bisexual men for prevention of transmission of HIV may be vastly underfunded. Flynn et al. ( 1987) found great disparity between resources available for prevention of transmission and those for bloodtransfusion testing. While $206,000 was spent to prevent an estimated 15 transmissions by transfusion, only $87,920 was spent to prevent transmission among individuals at high risk for HIV infection, in whom approximately 534 transmissions occurred. However, it is also essential to recognize that research is an essential component of program development. Good programs cannot do without it.
Preparation of this report was supported in part by Office of Technology Assessment Contract No. H3-6695, by NIMH Grant No. MH39553, and by NIMH/NIDA AIDS Center Grant No. MH 42459.
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