Cuba's Management of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Implications for the United States

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Arts and Humanities | Latin American Languages and Societies


Bruce Campbell


In this study I will evaluate the successes made in Cuba – specifically, La Havana – in HIV/AIDS treatment programs. The study will begin with a historical review of U.S. and Cuban trade relations and proceed to evaluate the advancements the Cuban health care system has made despite the embargo. These advancements can be compared to those of Uganda and Brazil, countries that have not faced an embargo. The objective will then be to extract ideas and methods from Cuba’s approaches that could be utilized in the United States’ HIV/AIDS management programs. These ideas will then support the conclusion that continued compromise and collaboration are necessary to properly treat the HIV/AIDS epidemic within both Cuba and the United States.