US: 'Condoms in prison' debate reveals annual cost of care for a person with HIV in prison

California Health Care Services said taxpayers are paying nearly $30,000 to treat one patient with HIV/AIDS every year. That’s $28,800 for medications and $655.44 for labs. “That cost doesn’t even include clinical staff, diagnostic studies, or other costs,” said Joyce Hayhoe, Director of Legislation and Communications for California Health Care Services.