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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 27
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2013-11-25 11:06:50 PM  
7 votes:
arrogantass.files.wordpress.com
2013-11-25 10:21:16 PM  
6 votes:
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 10:29:08 PM  
5 votes:
Reported by Fox News?  Wait, Fox Business News?  I feel confident in declaring this never happened.
2013-11-25 10:13:39 PM  
5 votes:
Aren't most HIV cases "self inflicted"?
2013-11-25 10:48:11 PM  
3 votes:

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

Yep. That's all this is.

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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 10:38:21 PM  
3 votes:

1mut.com

2013-11-25 10:16:19 PM  
3 votes:
Is this before or after they play the knockout game?
2013-11-26 03:14:02 AM  
2 votes:
Wow, I think my bullshiat detector just exploded.

Shame on you, subby, for treating Fox Business like a source of real information.
2013-11-25 11:29:36 PM  
2 votes:
Riiiight.

Limbaugh Promotes A New Myth: Greeks Gave Themselves HIV For Welfare Money

However, the WHO report is incorrect. The WHO's source for this figure is a 2011 study in the British medical journal The Lancet. Here is what the Lancet study actually says:

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. These programmes offer access to synthetic opioids and can have waiting lists of 3 years or more in urban areas. [emphasis added]

Somehow, the "few individuals" mentioned by The Lancet became "half of new HIV infections" in the WHO report.

Fark keeps kicking out the link, "no content-type header"

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/11/25/limbaugh-promotes-a-new-myth- g reeks-gave-themse/197046
2013-11-25 10:48:43 PM  
2 votes:
What does the Fox Say?

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DEERP DERP DERP DERP BULLshiat DERP DERP.
2013-11-25 10:39:24 PM  
2 votes:

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

Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...


depts.washington.edu

stupid 1%ers
2013-11-25 10:30:41 PM  
2 votes:

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

Yep. That's all this is.

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It's citing a World Health Organization study.  WHO isn't exactly "right leaning."
2013-11-25 08:24:50 PM  
2 votes:
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?
2013-11-26 03:25:24 AM  
1 votes:
2013-11-26 02:11:25 AM  
1 votes:

DrPainMD: cc_rider: So, "austerity" really don't work after all? Huh. Who woulda thunk it?

It does work. It's just that the mainstream media (along with most politicians [even those who support austerity]) is not honest about what the effects of austerity are or what the effects of continued stimulus are. Granted, most politicians and journalists aren't very smart, and almost none of them understand economics. Our only two choices (and it's been like this since Nixon was in office) are crash now or crash harder later. Stimulus just pushes the problem into the future, and guarantees that the inevitable crash will be worse. If debt-based spending could fix the economy, it would already be fixed. Just look at all the stimulus since 1980, and it hasn't accomplished anything other than burden our kids with debt that they will not be able to pay.

[psychicinsights.files.wordpress.com image 400x309]

Look at all that stimulus.


Dude, even the IMF has given up on austerity.

IMF: Austerity is much worse for the economy than we thought
2013-11-26 01:38:00 AM  
1 votes:

evil saltine: fusillade762: Riiiight.

Limbaugh Promotes A New Myth: Greeks Gave Themselves HIV For Welfare Money

However, the WHO report is incorrect. The WHO's source for this figure is a 2011 study in the British medical journal The Lancet. Here is what the Lancet study actually says:

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. These programmes offer access to synthetic opioids and can have waiting lists of 3 years or more in urban areas. [emphasis added]

Somehow, the "few individuals" mentioned by The Lancet became "half of new HIV infections" in the WHO report.
Fark keeps kicking out the link, "no content-type header"

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/11/25/limbaugh-promotes-a-new-myth- g reeks-gave-themse/197046

I don't see how that's relevant.


The fact that the story Fox and Limbaugh are pushing is bullshiat isn't relevant?
2013-11-25 11:49:11 PM  
1 votes:

kerrigand: fusillade762: This story has the ingredients for a perfect storm of derp:

Homosexuals
Drug users
Welfare/Socialism
Europeans

Expect to be hearing about this A LOT from the right-wing Usual Suspects.

Seeing as how you are the one that brought that up. How exactly does it make right wingers the ones to suspect it?


Rush Limbaugh, The Daily Caller, The Blaze, and Fox News are all hitting it hard with the "HALF OF ALL AID INFECTIONS IN GREECE ARE INTENTIONAL". Legitimate news agencies... not so much.
2013-11-25 11:08:47 PM  
1 votes:

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

Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...


Today would be a very good day to learn what the word "most" means.
2013-11-25 10:59:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:52:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:30:40 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:24:26 PM  
1 votes:

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


Blood transfusions, rape, perinatal transmission...
2013-11-25 10:22:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:19:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:16:47 PM  
1 votes:
So, "austerity" really don't work after all? Huh. Who woulda thunk it?
2013-11-25 09:45:42 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:36:49 PM  
1 votes:
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