Controlling AIDS in Cuba

Antonio M. Gordon, Reinaldo Paya, Cheryl Healton, Ronald Bayer

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To the Editor: The Special Report by Bayer and Healton (April 13 issue)1 on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Cuba raises questions that should be considered in the light of the available information. Indeed, Cuba's approach to AIDS control is unique. It does not emphasize education, it has screened about 4 million persons and plans to screen the entire population of the island, and it has reported a seropositive rate that is comparable to that of Oklahoma. How a Caribbean island with a 500 percent increase in gonorrhea in the past 10 years,2 a contingent of 380,000 in Africa….

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-830
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 21 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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