World AIDS Day in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Dec 1 — Cuba is celebrating World AIDS Day, which this year is being carried out within the “Getting to Zero” campaign, which will run until 2015.

Zero new HIV infections, zero incidents of discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths are the goals set by UNAIDS initiative.

Though this aim is almost impossible, experts point out that Cuba has developed a comprehensive prevention program that incorporates research activities, assessment, training and counseling to the public at large, according to a PL report.

Remarkable progress has been made on the island in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, which has contributed to improvements in the quality of life of patients, increased their survival rates and has decreased complications.