There are 21 600 cases of HIV since 1986 in Cuba
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- Health and Medicine
- 11 / 28 / 2014
Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic in 1986, in Cuba there have been about 21,600 cases, said Wednesday the government. The data were provided by the Head of Department of Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI / AIDS) Ministry of Health (MINSAP), Maria Isela Lantero.
The prevalence of HIV / AIDS on the island is 0.12% in the population group of 15-49 years with higher incidence in young aged 20-29 years, with male predominance and men who have sex with men, explained the specialist.
She also said that during 2014 have been conducted over two million tests for virus detection and preliminary figures show that so far the epidemic remains "stable" compared with previous years.
The latest report from UNAIDS, July, reflecting that the island had been an upward trend in 2013 compared to previous years. In contrast, other countries experienced a decline Caribbean environment.
According to the Public Health Ministry, a total of 11,400 Cubans infected with HIV or who have developed AIDS are having antiretroviral therapy, therapy which have added 1,600 new patients in 2014.
Source: Diario de Cuba