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Life With HIV in Cuba

"The country is still under a dictatorship and although treatment and care for those living with HIV is more civilized than it was in the past, people there are still being controlled," David Durán writes.

Steve Wakefield, Director, External Relations, HIV Vaccine Trials Network

We'll Always Have Cuba, Part 2

A delegation of fifteen gay men (mostly) of color spent fifteen days in Cuba collecting and sharing information on innovations in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, sexual and gender identity, and the differences in responses to the AIDS crisis betwe...

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We'll Always Have Cuba, Part 1

A delegation of fifteen gay men (mostly) of color spent fifteen days in Cuba collecting and sharing information on innovations in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, sexual and gender identity, and the differences in responses to the AIDS crisis betwe...

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Cuba: Drag Queens and Volunteers Promote Safe Sex

The "Canto a la Vida" (Song to Life) gala at the Fausto Theater in Havana was one of several local events marking World AIDS Day recently. The event, which featured the drag queen Margot Parapar, was organized by Cuba's National Center for Sex Educat...

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AIDS on the Rise in Cuban Youth: Officials

In a televised interview Saturday, the deputy director of Havana's Tropical Medicine Institute warned that Cuba is tracking an increase in HIV cases among young people. Cuba saw more than 1,300 new HIV infections last year; another 1,400 are projecte...

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AIDS and Human Rights in Cuba: A Personal Memoir

As the plane taking me to the Second Latin American AIDS Conference on HIV/AIDS was getting ready to land in Havana, Cuba on April 6, 2003, I was reading an article from the American Foundation for AIDS Research's AmFAR Treatment Insider by Anne-Ch...

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Cuba to Support Creation of Anti-AIDS Center in Africa

Cuba will help establish a regional HIV/AIDS and STD prevention center in Africa, according to a report on August 27. Cuban expert Yoire Ferrer said the program will start by the end of this year, with Cuban specialists working for six months to open...

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Cuba Fights AIDS Its Own Way

Located a half-hour's drive from Havana, the sanatorium at Santiago de las Vegas is the biggest and oldest AIDS center of the 17 on the island. The main facility is hidden behind a walled entrance in an architectural hybrid of heavy Soviet-style inst...