Allowing PTSD sufferers to choose their personal treatment is less expensive, shows study A cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting sufferers choose their treatment – either psychotherapy or medicine – is less costly than assigning a treatment and provides an increased standard of living for sufferers. In a recent study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, PTSD individuals allowed to choose between therapies ended up costing about $1,622 less on average per patient each year compared with sufferers who were assigned treatment.Advocates call for increased funding, renewed efforts for HIV/Helps vaccine research Advocates and researchers at a panel dialogue on Thursday needed an increase in financing for and a renewal of efforts to develop an HIV/AIDS vaccine, CQ HealthBeat reviews. Panelists at the discussion board, that was sponsored by the Caucus for Evidence-Based Avoidance and the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, stated that continued declines in funding from public and private institutions would severely undermine HIV/AIDS vaccine research.