The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention's budget has been cut by about 20 million over the past several years, and was further decreased by an additional $6 million in FY 2006. The Plan has been instrumental in determining funding priorities for these diminishing resources.
CDC's total domestic HIV budget was $741 million in FY'04. By goal, $286.8 million (or 39%) was allocated to goal 1 activities. By focus area, the vast majority of resources were dedicated to the top five objectives for youth, HIV-positive persons, MSM, at-risk sexually active women and heterosexual men, and IDUs.
$200.2 million (or 27%) was allocated to goal 2 activities. Of the total funding for this goal, 95% was allocated to extramural activities for counseling, testing and partner referral services. The $200.2 million was distributed evenly across the four objectives of increasing motivation to test, access to testing, making VCT routine, and increasing return of results.
$43.1 million (or 6%) was allocated to goal 3 activities. Allocations went to the top three priorities for reducing disparities in access to care, integrating prevention services, and increasing linkages to culturally-competent prevention services.
Finally, $210.8 million (or 28%) was allocated to goal 4 activities. Of the total funding for this goal, 45% was dedicated to surveillance, 12% was dedicated to technical assistance, 11% was dedicated to program evaluation, and 32% was dedicated to research, intervention/implementation and policy development. By objective, the $210.8 million was allocated in order of priority to surveillance, interventions, and evaluation (see
Appendix G for more detailed budget information).