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Cuba first country to eliminate vertical transmission of HIV, syphilis

July 1, 2015

WHO has recognized Cuba as the first country to officially meet all requirements for elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

To receive validation, countries must have a congenital HIV rate of less than 2% and a congenital syphilis rate of less than 0.5 per 1,000 live births, Adèle S. Benzaken, DrPH, co-president of the regional validation committee and deputy director, STD/AIDS department, Brazilian Ministry of Health, said at a press conference. Countries also must provide widespread ART for pregnant women who are HIV positive and adequate health care services for mothers with syphilis.

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