“The painful story of a hard stage at the beginning of the epidemic in Cuba.”

Waking in Havana, reflects the deep roots of Elena Schwolsky’s relationship with HIV/AIDS in her personal and family experience, which is why she took part with Cuban solidarity activists, people infected with HIV, as well as professionals in AIDS prevention activities in Cuba .

Through the stories of patients at the AIDS Sanitoriam, the author tells the painful story of a hard stage at the beginning of the epidemic in Cuba, which reflects the anguish of living with HIV/AIDS in those early years. Waking in Havana provides a valuable record of this experience, as well as the evolution of the program to its current form where all patients live, study, work and receive medical attention in their respective communities.

                                    Dr. Jorge Perez Avila
Profesor Consultante Instituto de Medicina
Tropical (IPK) and author of A doctor and his patients talk about AIDS  in Cuba

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