A Definite Solution to HIV-Aids is Possible, says Cuban Expert
Havana, July 28 (RHC-ACN) – A Cuban HIV/AIDS expert speaking in Washington said that the HIV infection may be brought to an end by implementing strategies and actions that include preventive, early treatment and post exposure attention.
The director of the Havana-based Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), doctor Jorge Perez, told PL news agency that the HIV prevalence decreased in some countries and specific zones, which shows the possibility of finding a definite solution to the epidemic. However, such a goal cannot be reached with a single project or through a miraculous cure, but through a group of coordinated actions, including research and the study of new drugs and treatments that help improve the quality of life of those infected with the disease, doctor Perez said.
The Cuban expert participated at the 19th International Conference on HIV-Aids taking place in the US capital this week, where he took part in a working session on HIV infection and non-transmissible chronic diseases. Doctor Jorge Perez and the head of the HIV-Aids program of the Cuban Health Minstry, Maria Lantero, attended a forum in the facilities of the US House of Representatives to present the Cuban HIV program. The forum was organized by US lawmaker Barbara Lee, a democrat for the state of California.