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Cuba Bolsters Campaign Against AIDS

September 27, 1987|From Reuters

HAVANA — The Cuban government is bolstering its campaign against AIDS with a series of daily television programs to explain how to avoid spreading the fatal virus, the official newspaper Granma reported on Saturday.

Three programs, starting on Monday, will also explain the origins of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and will contain excerpts from the first Pan-American teleconference on AIDS held in Quito, Ecuador, earlier this month, the newspaper said.

People will be able to phone in questions that a panel of health officials will answer on Thursday, the paper said.

Health authorities say four Cubans have died from AIDS and 143 have been infected with the virus. The island's population of 10 million will be tested for the disease before the end of the decade.

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