Skip to comments.Iran: AIDS rate doubles in the holy city of Qom
Posted on 01/14/2008 12:54:07 PM PST by Squidpup
Tehran, 11 Jan. (AKI) - In the past year, the incidence of AIDS has doubled in the holy Shia city of Qom, second only to the Iraqi city of Najaf in religious significance.
"The great share of the newly infected have contracted the HIV virus, not through using infected syringes, but through unprotected sexual relations," said Amir, Akbari, director of the city's health centre.
In the past year the number of those affected by AIDS in Qom has risen from 177 to 324.
Forty per cent of those infected are students from the theological colleges in Qom. In Iran, according to official estimates, there are more than 16,000 infected with AIDS in the country, while non-government organisations put the total number above 100,000.
Something new we learn about the twelfth imam.
I had no idea there were that many hemophiliacs in Iran. /sarc
You have sex with little boys and you get AIDS.
And of course, the famous needle parks in Iran....
They will figure out how to hide this news.
I'm not surprised, it is a religion that is obsessed with "huris" i.e. "virgins" in this life and after life! Many of the clerics and their socalled students are sexually frustrated and are perverts. Heard of Seegheh?
The Muslim clerics in Iran since Arab-Islam invasion of Iran starting in the 7th century have always been extremely influential and actively tried to enforce and embed the Islamic 7th century laws in Iran, hence, indoctrinated the mass population over the ensuing centuries in Iran. When the late Shah and his father Reza Shah tried to diminish the cleric influence in Iran, the clerics resented the intervention. To this date, most, if not all, the ruling clerics despise the Pahlavi Dynasty, mainly because the Pahlavis tried to reduce the power of the clerics. With the rise of Mullahs to power in 1979, many if not all backward and 7th century Islamic laws have been imposed in Iran again and in full force. The idea or practice of polygamy or Seegheh does not exist in traditional Iranian/Persian culture. It is an Islam-Arab practice.