Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba provides a personal and timely look at Cuba’s HIV/AIDS program. The author was my guide during an unforgettable visit to this beautiful island at the beginning of the pediatric HIV epidemic. The exchange she writes about so vividly is a powerful example of the cooperation and learning that is such an important part of the global fight to prevent HIV/AIDS and provide the best possible care to those who are living with this disease.
James M. Oleske, MD, MPH, Director,
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases,
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School