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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Across the USA: Maryland

August 10, 1999
USA Today (08/10/99) P. 7A

Experts from Cuba are studying Baltimore official's efforts To stem the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the city. So far, the Cuban doctors have observed a needle exchange program and an STD clinic operating in the city. Cuba recorded 144 cases of syphilis per 100,000 people in 1996, compared with 80 cases per 100,000 in Baltimore.