* Assumes a $2.5 million annual budget. I’ve seen references to $2 million and $3 million, so I split the difference.
Insite would save $14 million over 10 years. I don’t doubt it. And, as I’ve said before, Vancouver’s HIV rates call for radical action. However, if RAND’s previous calculations are correct, 10 years of Insite’s budget* spent on treatment would result in $175 million dollars in savings. If they were advocating both/and, the discussion might be a little different.