Cuba ends mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

hope for HIV sufferers, pass it on, just do it!

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Cuba is the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission, the World Health Organization announced.

Officials said it shows that an end to the AIDS epidemic is possible, and they expect more countries to seek validation from the World Health Organization. The country was also the first to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of syphilis.

“Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible,” Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general, said in a Tuesday press release. “This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation.”

World health officials congratulate Cuban health leaders on elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

The WHO and the Pan American Health Organization began to work with Cuba and other countries in 2010 to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. The country’s efforts…

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Baby’s first smile~by rldubour

baby’s first smile

OUR POETRY CORNER

Baby’s first smile

There are so many things in life that are so much worthwhile.

But, nothing can compare to a baby’s first smile.

This little helpless bundle you hold in your arms so tight.

As they look into your eyes and smile, what a beautiful sight!

Their purity and innocence is way beyond compare.

They depend on you for everything and all your loving care.

They look around and wonder at everything they see.

As they rest against your chest not wanting to be free.

This miracle of life is our most precious gift.

Their simple little smile gives us that extra lift.

As you look upon this life you hold dearly in your arms.

You hug this baby ever tight and protect it from all harm.

If only every one could see that lives upon this earth

And appreciate a baby’s smile and what life is really worth.

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Get Up

If ever there was a moment in the last thousand years to stand up, the time is now,

abandon your fears, find courage, heaven on earth is closer than you could imagine,

take a close look at the image that accompanies this blog,

it’s far greater than your eyes can see,

it’s the reality of the existence of God Most High,

sit before it and meditate awhile,

imagine a world that is run for love and by love,

where evil doers are stripped of their power,

the demons rendered useless,

and the fears they used to snare you dead,

this is the meaning of the picture with this blog,

God Most High is merciful and real,

it’s not religion or following a prayer ordeal,

it’s the creation of love and what it means,

not what you assume it to be.

I attend church to fill my spirit,

it’s being humble and acknowledging the One true God,

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The Shroud

full of doubts, another reason to be cynical, easier to do nothing, when you disagree with someone, it’s self fulfilling, makes it safer, the comfy hole your in, you have a reason for being there. So easy to rattle the cage of hatred, so life changing when you rattle the heart inside. So much is shrouded, in the hate we acquire along the way, lose the shroud, and watch the world transform,

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