Cuba begins distributing PrEP through pilot program

The Cuban government has begun to distribute PrEP through a pilot program that began last month.

Granma, the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, last week reported 28 people in Cárdenas, a city in Matanzas province that is roughly 90 miles east of Havana, have received PrEP since the program began on March 6.

Granma reported the Cuban government has launched the program in collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organization, which is headquartered in D.C. Granma also said a “multidisciplinary team” of specialists in Cárdenas will meet with those who are interested in receiving PrEP and determine whether they can participate in the program.

The Cuban government launched the program less than three decades after it ended its policy of forcibly quarantining people with HIV/AIDS in state-run sanitaria. Read more via Washington Blade