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Cubas AIDS Experience in Mexico
In statements to Prensa Latina, Strucht referred to the participants' interest in the Cuban experience as for education and preventing HIV analyzed in the 17th International Conference on this issue taking place in Mexico.

Thousands of teachers, physicians and nurses belonging to the health system are directly involved to fight AIDS, due to the organization into a hierarchy existing on this topic in the society, the also expert on hygiene and epidemiology said.

He noted that the incidence of the disease in young people between 15 and 24 years old has decreased as of people's grade of conscience in the practice of protected sex.

Cuba has currently 8,200 HIV patients, 80 percent are men, and 85 percent of them got infected having relations with other men.

So far, 1,800 people have died in the island as a consequence of AIDS, Strucht stated.


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