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Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:08 PM

 

Russia, in midst of exploding HIV epidemic, plans to ban importation of condoms

Another brilliant move brought to you by the administration of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/russia-plans-to-stop-condom-imports-despite-rise-in-hiv-1.2311698

Russia has unveiled plans to ban state procurement of imported condoms, prompting a wave of risque jokes in the country’s media. But for anyone following the alarming rise in HIV infections in Russia the proposal was hardly a laughing matter.

Russia is one of the few places in the world where the HIV virus is still rapidly spreading, driven mainly by intravenous drug use and unprotected sex.

Within five years at least two million people are expected to be officially registered as HIV-positive, while three million – or 2 per cent of the total population – will be carrying the virus, according to Dr Vadim Pokrovsky, the head of the Russian Federal Aids Centre.

In most cases infection is an avoidable tragedy. However at “an adult level there are hardly any information campaigns to warn the public to take steps to protect themselves against the virus. We need to attend to these problems very urgently,” Dr Pokrovsky told The Irish Times.

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stevenleser Aug 2015 OP
Hydra Aug 2015 #1
Thinkingabout Aug 2015 #2
geek tragedy Aug 2015 #3
gvstn Aug 2015 #5
Orangepeel Aug 2015 #9
freshwest Aug 2015 #10
spanone Aug 2015 #4
AnotherDreamWeaver Aug 2015 #6
Adrahil Aug 2015 #7
freshwest Aug 2015 #11
freshwest Aug 2015 #8
joshcryer Aug 2015 #12

Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:10 PM

1. Zomg! Smite the wicked with AIDS!

It's like a bad B movie. Almost the same things we used to do.

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Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:16 PM

2. Smart, huh, maybe W should look into his eyes and tell it is a stupid move.

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Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:18 PM

3. Tea Party nation. The ultimate red state.

 

It is widely held in Russia that locally made condoms are no match for the likes of Durex or Trojan. However, Dr Gennady Onishchenko, Russia’s former chief sanitary inspector, who now serves as a government adviser, said a shortage of condoms could boost both public morality and the birth rate.
“Latex goods are not related to health” and their scarcity would “force people to be more disciplined, stricter, and pickier when choosing partners and might bring some benefits to our society in solving the demographic problem”, he told Ria-Novosti news agency last week.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:25 PM

5. Good God. This guy makes Putin sound sane.

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Response to gvstn (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 12:03 AM

9. He sounds like he's on stage at a republican debate

Or a high school administrator in an abstinence only school district.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:19 PM

4. we live in a crazy ass upside down world.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 01:08 AM

6. K&R, it's a world health issue. nt

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 06:28 AM

7. Durex and Trojan are CIA fronts!

 

Run by Victoria Nuland. True story.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 01:58 AM

11. +1! And now, we celebrate! (VIDEO):



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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:08 AM

12. They are literally doing the exact opposite of common sense.

...on every fucking thing.

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