WorldViews: Oops: WHO says it was wrong about Greeks giving themselves HIV en masse

By Max Fisher, November 26, 2013

The World Health Organization has just published a doozy of a correction. In a 188-page report published last month on health issues in European countries, the WHO's European office said something very alarming: large numbers of Greek people were deliberately infecting themselves with HIV to get public benefits worth about $1,000 per month. This was causing HIV rates in Greece to rise "significantly," it warned, with about half of the new cases being self-inflicted.

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