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ylw-text.gif Cuba is probably best known for its medical unfrastructure, and in that spirit, the government has many pro-health educational programs that vary from public awareness and education, to the administration of inoculations and other free medical care for everyone. If one is found to have HIV or AIDS, they are immediately moved to quarantined camps, which are purported to be so extravagant, that the most destitute and desperate are said to try to get HIV in order to impove living conditions.

Yet, despite the positive side of Cuba's health care system, the irony is how the government subsidizes its tobacco and liquor industries, and is silent about the perils of smoking and drinking. What else is not well known is how the medical system performs when people finally get sick or require hospitalization for some reason: most hospitals lack basic commodities, such as sheets and pillows, and the nurses' and everyone else's smoking makes breathing difficult in the poorly ventilated buildings.

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Caption-Abstract: Cuba is probably best known for its medical unfrastructure, and in that spirit, the government has many pro-health educational programs that vary from public awareness and education, to the administration of inoculations and other free medical care for everyone. If one is found to have HIV or AIDS, they are immediately moved to quarantined camps, which are purported to be so extravagant, that the most destitute and desperate are said to try to get HIV in order to impove living conditions.

Yet, despite the positive side of Cuba's health care system, the irony is how the government subsidizes its tobacco and liquor industries, and is silent about the perils of smoking and drinking. What else is not well known is how the medical system performs when people finally get sick or require hospitalization for some reason: most hospitals lack basic commodities, such as sheets and pillows, and the nurses' and everyone else's smoking makes breathing difficult in the poorly ventilated buildings.

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Location: Havana, Cuba
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