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Cuba and AIDS

Since the early 1990s, a great deal has been written in the mainstream press regarding Cuba's efforts to deal with AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. While the disease continues to decimate populations throughout the "Third World" (not to mention the "developed" nations), Cuba continues to earn the respect of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) for its comprehensive efforts to keep the disease from spreading.

Unfortunately, much of that "journalism" portrayed Cuba's efforts as draconian, repressive or worse. Even today, a decade after Cuba began to treat the threat of AIDS in a comprehensive and coordinated fashion, some journalists display their misunderstanding or outright ignorance of Cuba's programme.

Below are links to articles which we hope will aid you in separating the facts from the fiction.

Cuba's Ministry of Health

Medicine & I.T.
InfoMed USA-InfoMed

Medical Internships
in Cuba

Cuba Healthcare

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