Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act (RWCA) funding is provided to states to cover HIV medical care, treatment, and ancillary services for under-and un-insured persons with HIV and AIDS. California began names-based reporting of HIV (non-AIDS) cases in 2006, thus it is likely that some HIV cases are reported in the code-based registry and not in the names-based registry. It would be cost-beneficial to California to expand HIV surveillance efforts to add persons already in care to the HIV names-based Registry. It is estimated that each additional case registered would add $1675-$1707 to Ryan White allocations, but cost of only $992 to register. An additional $4.7 million would flow to the state as a result of adding 2800 cases to the Registry.
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