Fewer than 1,500 HIV positive says Cuba:
This article was originally published in Clinica
There are 1,180 reported cases of HIV in Cuba, according to the official news agency Prensa Latina. The agency claims that Cuba has avoided the epidemic through mass screening and a network of isolation sanatoria. Manuel Hernandez, head of the national AIDS campaign, says that 271 people have died as a result of AIDS. Mr Hernandez says, patients who behave responsibly are allowed to leave the sanatoria. Just 364 cases of AIDS had been reported to the WHO, up to June, compared with 2,589 in the Dominican Republic and 1,029 from Jamaica.