Post by @CubanWindow
Cuba is in the clinical trial stage of the therapeutic vaccine TERAVAC-HIV aimed at reducing the viral load of patients with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
The vaccine was developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in Havana, and that has an impact on the quality of life of the patients, it was demonstrated that the immune response of the organism is enhanced.
This is a multi-year project, and will delay others which will include testing phases with a greater number of seropositives in which large-scale and comprehensive efficacy will be tested to determine whether or not to continue with the proposal.
The proposal was presented by Dr. Prieto Correa and a team of researchers at the first Congress BioProcess 2017, which takes place in Havana, shows signs of efficacy, and clarifies that it does not cure the disease.
Facts about Cuba Health System and HIV:
- They uses in the first place the prevention to avoid the spread of the infection.
- The estimated prevalence rate in the sexually active population is 0.05 percent and is recognized as one of the lowest in the world.
- There are 3 969 people living with HIV-AIDS, 54 percent receive outpatient care in the community
- The main route of transmission is through unprotected sex
- The work of the Task Force on Confronting and Combating AIDS has been strengthened, involving all agencies and sectors of the country, and an educational strategy aimed at the most vulnerable group is currently being implemented
- All patients receive free antiretroviral treatment, which has reduced mortality. The country produces and guarantees 75% of these medicines
- The marketing of condoms is much greater and the proportion of people who reported having used it during the last casual intercourse increased.
- Cuba endorsed the Declaration of Commitment on HIV / AIDS adopted during the special session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2001
- In early 2011, the US government seized $ 4.0 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for three cooperation projects with Cuba
- Cuba was the first country in Latin America to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother to child