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(Fox Business)   Greek citizens are infecting themselves with HIV in order to get an additional 700 Euros in government handouts   (foxbusiness.com) divider line 131
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2013-11-25 08:24:50 PM
How the fark would the WHO even find that out?  Who in their right mind would confess to it?

Also, how farking desperate do you have to be to give yourself HIV for $950 a month?
 
2013-11-25 08:29:02 PM
Obviously the solution is to cut government funding for health programs.
 
2013-11-25 08:30:56 PM
No, subby. The €700 is for preserving the cultural heritage we call buggery.
 
2013-11-25 09:36:49 PM
Related: the 12 hottest greek girls (Probably not safe for work)
 
2013-11-25 09:45:42 PM

Lsherm: Also, how farking desperate do you have to be to give yourself HIV for $950 a month?


Addicted to drugs, probably homeless, 3 year wait for rehab otherwise, almost normal life expectancy for HIV patients, national government determined to (or forced to by the EU) make life for its citizens as miserable as possible... I could possibly see myself doing it under the circumstances.

Plan B is to try to swim to Italy.
 
2013-11-25 09:48:40 PM
Well... they're Greek, FFS
 
2013-11-25 10:13:39 PM
Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?
 
2013-11-25 10:16:19 PM
Is this before or after they play the knockout game?
 
2013-11-25 10:16:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well... they're Greek, FFS


That's what I was thinking.
 
2013-11-25 10:16:47 PM
So, "austerity" really don't work after all? Huh. Who woulda thunk it?
 
2013-11-25 10:19:49 PM

wingnut396: Is this before or after they play the knockout game?


Yep. That's all this is.

*Click this link to learn about the government subsidy AND weight loss cure that the CONSERVATIVES don't want you to know about*
 
2013-11-25 10:20:44 PM
You can say they're doing it........


greek style....
 
2013-11-25 10:20:59 PM
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"This story is relevant to my interests."
 
2013-11-25 10:21:16 PM
A significant increase in HIV infections occurred in late 2010. The latest data suggest that new infections will rise by 52% in 2011 compared with 2010 (922 new cases versus 605), with half of the currently observed increases attributable to infections among intravenous drug users.19 Data for the first 7 months of 2011 show more than a 10-fold rise in new infections in these drug users compared with the same period in 2010.20 The prevalence of heroin use reportedly rose by 20% in 2009, from 20 200 to 24 100, according to estimates from the Greek Documentation and Monitoring Centre for Drugs. Budget cuts in 2009 and 2010 have resulted in the loss of a third of the country's street-work programmes;21 one survey of 275 drug users in Athens in October, 2010, found that 85% were not on a drug-rehabilitation programme.21 Many new HIV infections are also linked to an increase in prostitution (and associated unsafe sex).22 An authoritative report described accounts of deliberate self-infection by a few individuals to obtain access to benefits of €700 per month and faster admission onto drug substitution programmes.22 These programmes offer access to synthetic opioids and can have waiting lists of 3 years or more in urban areas.

So 300 more HIV infections in a country of 11 million, and of those 300 infections "a few" of them are people who self-infected.  Clearly an epidemic.
 
2013-11-25 10:22:04 PM
This could get very bad.  Especially because I don't think that will make Merkel want to change her mind about kicking out a few nations out of the union.
 
2013-11-25 10:22:08 PM
How much for crabs, or herpes?
 
2013-11-25 10:22:19 PM
That's ONE way to clean up the gene pool.
 
2013-11-25 10:22:33 PM
I wonder if Leonidas from the politics tab knows what his people are doing.
 
2013-11-25 10:22:37 PM
That's easy to fix... If it is discovered that one intentionally infected themselves, then they have to pay back all the benefits they received (good luck there), and they loose all future benefits as well as all medical coverage.
 
2013-11-25 10:22:45 PM
 
2013-11-25 10:22:56 PM

Cobblestone Flag: wingnut396: Is this before or after they play the knockout game?

Yep. That's all this is.

*Click this link to learn about the government subsidy AND weight loss cure that the CONSERVATIVES don't want you to know about*


"One weird trick to increase your government benefits by €700 "
 
2013-11-25 10:23:06 PM

Mugato: Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?


.....I....I GUESS you could put it that way....

[shudder]
 
2013-11-25 10:24:26 PM

Mugato: Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?


Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...
 
2013-11-25 10:25:43 PM
Blame the Albanian s and Merkel
 
2013-11-25 10:26:03 PM
Are you sure,  submitter.
 
2013-11-25 10:29:08 PM
Reported by Fox News?  Wait, Fox Business News?  I feel confident in declaring this never happened.
 
2013-11-25 10:30:40 PM
If things are this bad (thanks conservatives), why don't they spare these people the whole HIV thing and just give them the money if they're going to be this desperate?
 
2013-11-25 10:30:41 PM

Cobblestone Flag: wingnut396: Is this before or after they play the knockout game?

Yep. That's all this is.

*Click this link to learn about the government subsidy AND weight loss cure that the CONSERVATIVES don't want you to know about*


It's citing a World Health Organization study.  WHO isn't exactly "right leaning."
 
2013-11-25 10:31:13 PM
Falling right through the bottom, aren't they?
 
2013-11-25 10:32:15 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well... they're Greek, FFS


So much this
 
2013-11-25 10:33:58 PM
AIDS, the gift that keeps on giving.

Wait, what?
 
2013-11-25 10:35:45 PM

Lsherm: How the fark would the WHO even find that out?  Who in their right mind would confess to it?

Also, how farking desperate do you have to be to give yourself HIV for $950 a month?


They were exchanging high fives and playing that bloody bazooki music all over the place.
 
2013-11-25 10:36:51 PM
YIA SOU TO THE WORLD OF AIDS
 
2013-11-25 10:38:21 PM

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2013-11-25 10:39:24 PM

wildsnowllama: Mugato: Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?

Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...


depts.washington.edu

stupid 1%ers
 
2013-11-25 10:47:01 PM
How hard could it possibly be to get documentation saying you have AIDS?  I'd expect the card saying you *don't* have AIDS is the one with the black-light hologram and retina print on it.
 
2013-11-25 10:48:04 PM
Gives it the "Around the World and Back Snap"

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2013-11-25 10:48:11 PM

Lsherm: Cobblestone Flag: wingnut396: Is this before or after they play the knockout game?

Yep. That's all this is.

*Click this link to learn about the government subsidy AND weight loss cure that the CONSERVATIVES don't want you to know about*

It's citing a World Health Organization study.  WHO isn't exactly "right leaning."


Actually the WHO is citing a Lancet article/study which says exactly the following:

An authoritative report described accounts of deliberate self-infection by a few individuals to obtain access to benefits of €700 per month and faster admission onto drug substitution programmes.

A few sounds like a lot less than half of all new cases to me.  But please, proceed to the outrage.

What the report does say is that the economic conditions in Greece have led to fewer people getting health care, increased drug use and associated diseases increase due to that. But that really doesn't sell numismatic gold coins far above spot prices and the latest you should be outraged/why old people are most awesomest books.
 
2013-11-25 10:48:18 PM

TheHappyCanadian: wildsnowllama: Mugato: Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?

Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...

[depts.washington.edu image 499x318]

stupid 1%ers


so, that says it caused by homosexual contact, homosexual contact, drugs, and  homosexual contact. Damn,  that's a lot of homosexual contact.
 
2013-11-25 10:48:43 PM
What does the Fox Say?

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2013-11-25 10:51:30 PM

Mikeyworld: TheHappyCanadian: wildsnowllama: Mugato: Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?

Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...

[depts.washington.edu image 499x318]

stupid 1%ers

so, that says it caused by homosexual contact, homosexual contact, drugs, and  homosexual contact. Damn,  that's a lot of homosexual contact.


Remember, Kids - it's still "high risk hetero" as long as the balls don't touch.
 
2013-11-25 10:52:16 PM

Mikeyworld: TheHappyCanadian: wildsnowllama: Mugato: Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?

Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...

[depts.washington.edu image 499x318]

stupid 1%ers

so, that says it caused by homosexual contact, homosexual contact, drugs, and  homosexual contact. Damn,  that's a lot of homosexual contact.


Bbbut, old grandmas are the fastest growing group!
 
2013-11-25 10:52:45 PM
That's pretty dumb. You want money to live and survive, yet you put a death sentence on yourself. Why not just prostitute themselves or something? At least they can use contraceptives and earn some money without automatically having something that will kill them.
 
2013-11-25 10:55:58 PM
This "financial crisis" is all the fault of greedy old balding men in suits shuffling paper around.
 
2013-11-25 10:56:40 PM

dookdookdook: Lsherm: Also, how farking desperate do you have to be to give yourself HIV for $950 a month?

Addicted to drugs, probably homeless, 3 year wait for rehab otherwise, almost normal life expectancy for HIV patients, national government determined to (or forced to by the EU) make life for its citizens as miserable as possible... I could possibly see myself doing it under the circumstances.

Plan B is to try to swim to Italy.


Why would you need to swim to Italy?

As an EU member citizen, you can travel freely.  This isn't Cuba and the US FFS.
 
2013-11-25 10:59:53 PM

RedPhoenix122: Obviously the solution is to cut government funding for health programs.


We should also cut welfare benefits, before it happens here too!

/you know that's exactly why Fox news is reporting this "story."
 
2013-11-25 11:02:44 PM
I'd be surprised if Greece doesn't go full fascism in the next ten years.
 
2013-11-25 11:06:35 PM

wildsnowllama: Mugato: Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?

Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...


Well, obviously one shouldn't get a blood transfusion, raped, or be born. You're just asking for it otherwise.
 
2013-11-25 11:06:50 PM
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2013-11-25 11:08:25 PM

tripleseven: dookdookdook: Lsherm: Also, how farking desperate do you have to be to give yourself HIV for $950 a month?

Addicted to drugs, probably homeless, 3 year wait for rehab otherwise, almost normal life expectancy for HIV patients, national government determined to (or forced to by the EU) make life for its citizens as miserable as possible... I could possibly see myself doing it under the circumstances.

Plan B is to try to swim to Italy.

Why would you need to swim to Italy?

As an EU member citizen, you can travel freely.  This isn't Cuba and the US FFS.


Free maybe free but the ferry isn't.  Around 70 euros.
 
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