“Cuba’s achievement today provides inspiration for other countries to advance towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis,” PAHO director Carissa Etienne said appreciating this result. At this time, without a such treatment. 15 to 45 percent of women with HIV who become pregnant have chance of passing the virus on to their children during pregnancy, labour, delivery or breastfeeding. and about 240,000 children are born with HIV. Another 360,000 are born dead or dead or die soon after birth because syphilis. Despite its poverty, Cuba provides basic health care to all citizens. It’s expected as the next in line with good results in the battle against HIV to be Bulgaria, Moldova, Turkmenistan and Thailand.