Cuban Labs Don’t Have Chemical Reagents for HIV/AIDS Tests / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

The scarcity of chemical reagents in Cuban labs has once again put the population living with HIV/AIDS at a disadvantage because they cannot conduct certain lab tests.

According to some of the reports from health facilities, the scarcity of the reagents is a problem at the national level, with no exceptions in any hospital. According to carriers of HIV/AIDS the absence of the reagents makes it impossible to perform analyses of Viral Loads.

The clinical analysis of Vital Load is one of the tests periodically conducted on people living with HIV/AIDS with the objective of controlling the percentage of the HIV virus. According to those affected, the lack of the reagents began at the beginning of this year.

May 4 2012