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stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:08 PM Aug 2015

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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Russia, in midst of exploding HIV epidemic, plans to ban importation of condoms (Original Post) stevenleser Aug 2015 OP
Zomg! Smite the wicked with AIDS! Hydra Aug 2015 #1
Smart, huh, maybe W should look into his eyes and tell it is a stupid move. Thinkingabout Aug 2015 #2
Tea Party nation. The ultimate red state. geek tragedy Aug 2015 #3
Good God. This guy makes Putin sound sane. gvstn Aug 2015 #5
He sounds like he's on stage at a republican debate Orangepeel Aug 2015 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author freshwest Aug 2015 #10
we live in a crazy ass upside down world. spanone Aug 2015 #4
K&R, it's a world health issue. nt AnotherDreamWeaver Aug 2015 #6
Durex and Trojan are CIA fronts! Adrahil Aug 2015 #7
+1! And now, we celebrate! (VIDEO): freshwest Aug 2015 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author freshwest Aug 2015 #8
They are literally doing the exact opposite of common sense. joshcryer Aug 2015 #12
 

geek tragedy

(68,868 posts)
3. Tea Party nation. The ultimate red state.
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:18 PM
Aug 2015
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.

Orangepeel

(13,944 posts)
9. He sounds like he's on stage at a republican debate
Tue Aug 11, 2015, 12:03 AM
Aug 2015

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

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