Greeks not self-inflicting HIV but new cases have been rising markedly

Society

The claim seemed absurd from the start and the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday that it had made an error in one of its reports, which stated that half of new HIV infections in Greece were “self-inflicted” so sufferers could claim state benefits.

WHO issued a correction: “There is no evidence suggesting that deliberate self-infection with H.I.V. goes beyond a few anecdotal cases,” it said. As has been widely reported, though, the damage may have already been done. Many international news outlets...

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