Notes from the Editors, September 2004

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  • - The Editors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-056-04-2004-08_0

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Socialism, Health, Marxism, Inequality

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The nations of the Caribbean have the world's second highest HIV infection rates, after sub-Saharan Africa. One Caribbean nation, Cuba, however, has largely escaped the disease with only a 0.07 percent infection rate, one of the lowest infection rates in the world. On July 15 Cuba announced at a meeting with its counterparts from the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) that it was launching an initiative to help the other Caribbean nations fight HIV/AIDS by providing them with antiretroviral drugs at below market prices, as well as doctors and instruction in public health methods for combating the AIDS pandemic. Cuba's offer to help is viewed as nothing less than "spectacular" by the other Caribbean nations

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2004-08-31

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