Controlling AIDS in Cuba

Ronald Bayer, Cheryl Healton

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Unlike any other nation, Cuba has embarked on a program to control the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that is designed to limit the spread of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by invoking the compulsory elements of the public health tradition. Widespread screening for HIV infection began in Cuba three years ago, and persons identified as infected have been sent to a sanatorium located in a Havana suburb. This unique reliance on a modified quarantine extends to all HIV-infected persons. A recent visit to Cuba as guests of the Ministry of Health permitted us to talk with Cuban officials…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1024
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 13 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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