Wondering how to fight AIDS in Iran

May 2002
Contemporary Sexuality;May2002, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p9
This article reports on the increasing incidence of AIDS in Iran. HIV/AIDS is on the rise in the Islamic Republic of Iran. a nation with approximately 65 million people. Most of the HIV infections result from needle sharing among ban's 1.2 million drug addicts. The nation prohibits needle exchange programs in its overcrowded prisons, where drug use is common. The government also encourages its youth to say no to sex. According to a pamphlet aimed at teens, the best way to avoid AIDS is to be faithful to moral and family obligations and to avoid loose sexual relations.


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