It's odd from a country such as Cuba.
Keeping AIDS at Bay in Cuba
31 July 2013
Cuba boasts the lowest rates of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean—if not the world. Should the credit go to the country’s early, internationally condemned policies aimed at stemming the spread of the disease?
And what’s in store for this island nation now that its borders may reopen to Americans? Bill Strubbe and Karen Wald reporthttp://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk/cubasi_article.asp?ArticleID=157
Yet, they had a condom shortage???
Now, Cuba’s remarkable achievements in keeping HIV/AIDS rates low—admittedly by unethical means, at times—are now imperiled, not by a dearth of advanced medical treatment (Cuba produces its own antiretrovirals)
, but because of a scarcity of the most basic and inexpensive sexual health product.http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/04/23/cuba_s_condom_shortage_puts_its_low_hiv_levels_at_risk.html
If they make their own (cheap) antivirals, what are they???
Our study found a high prevalence of drug resistance
and supports the need for appropriate laboratory monitoring in clinical practice and access to drug options in case of virological failure.
POZ Cubans have a high level of adherence. there shouldn't be a high prevalence of drug resistance.
Where did this new strain come from? They isolate HIV patients. If they are so desperate they relabel expiration dates on condoms, how poorly and cheaply made are the antivirals?
Something is amiss here!