WHO apologizes for claiming Greeks infect themselves with HIV

The World Health Organization has corrected a mistake in a document that claims that Greeks have been intentionally contracting HIV for receive benefits.

WHO apologizes for claiming Greeks infect themselves with HIV

World Bulletin / News Desk

The World Health Organization has apologized for an error in a report that claimed that half of people suffering from HIV in Greece inflict the disease on themselves to receive benefits.

The WHO corrected the error, found on the 112th page of a report that can still be found on the WHO website. They have corrected the error, saying: “The sentence should read: ‘half of the new HIV cases are self-injecting and out of them few are deliberately inflicting the virus’.”

The report, which notes a rise in HIV cases in Greece in the past 5 years, refers to a case back in 2011 in which it was revealed that some people were infecting themselves with the disease intentionally.

Explaining the 52% increase of HIV cases in 2011 compared to 2010 in correlation with the onset of the Greek economic crisis, the WHO claimed that the HIV was spreading due to the increasing number of those affected using and sharing needles to inject drugs.

Last Mod: 26 Kasım 2013, 17:50
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