Men Who Have Sex with Men, Most Affected By AIDS

Published: February 8, 2012

Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The group of men who have sex with men is now the most affected by AIDS in Cuba, and it is through unprotected sex the main cause of transmission of the infection.

  Nearly nine of every 10 men contracted the disease that way. His greatest vulnerability is condition by interaction of biological, psychological and social factors, assured Dr. Maria Isela Lantero, head of the department of STI / HIV / AIDS, of the Public Health Ministry.

Over 85 percent of those diagnosed are between 15 and 49 years old , the remaining are distributed among those over 50, with certain tendency to increase in men and women over 60 years, said the specialist to Granma newspaper.

As a priority she considered increase of the scope and effectiveness of prevention actions, promote the use of condoms, provide better access to this health product, to promote couple education and continue to increase volunteer participation in prevention.

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