Iran: More than 18,000 HIV-positive citizens
01-Dec-2008 (2 comments)

"What we are worried about is a third wave of the AIDS epidemic through sexual contact given that a majority of our population are young people," Lankarani said on state television Monday to mark World AIDS Day. Iran said Monday that the country has registered more than 18,000 HIV-positive citizens and is worried that number could rise in a rare government disclosure about the AIDS causing virus. Health Minister Kamran Bagheri Lankarani said increasingly Iranians were transmitting HIV through "illegal sexual relations," meaning adultery, prostitution and homosexuality, which are all illegal in Iran.

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by Azadeh on

The article stated, "There are 18,320 registered individuals who have tested HIV-positive, but the total number of Iranians infected with the deadly virus is estimated between 70,000 to 100,000," Sedaqat said. The U.N. AIDS agency estimates about 86,000 people are HIV-positive in Iran.

Let's look at the magnitude of the issue of sexual promiscuity in Iran and prostitution as well.

Shop owners routinely have sex with girls who want to buy something but don't have the money. Sex for a new dress, for example. The problem is so bad, that shop owners are one of the targets for AIDS awareness campaigns in Iran. How sad is this!!

See the following article:

"Sex and shopping brings HIV crisis in Iran--Deals between prostitutes and boutique owners raise fears over spread of disease."



Farhad Kashani

Ostaad ,   Let me add

by Farhad Kashani on

Ostaad ,


Let me add something to your headline…….”…..In hiding, because the IRI regime does not give the Iranians their basic rights of enjoying music or romantic encounters or any other form of happiness in the open”.