WHO: Greeks Not Self-Infecting HIV

    A woman walks past an AIDS awareness exhibition at the Syntagma Square metro station in central Athens, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005. As part of activities in Athens to mark World AIDS Day, the Greek branch of AIDS awareness group Act-Up handed out condoms and red ribbon badges to members of the public. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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    Now that’s one big retraction. After publishing a report last month in which the World Health Organization claimed about half of new HIV cases in Greece were self-inflicted so that the individuals could get benefits of $1,000 a month, the WHO now says it is not true. The WHO now says that the study they based that on says there were only anecdotal cases of people self-infecting to get government pay-outs (which is still horrifying).

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