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Iranian AIDS Doctors Continued Work Behind Bars

HIV/AIDS doctors Kamiar and Arash Alaei pioneered integrated HIV treatment and drug counseling for injection drug users and prisoners in Iran. Kamiar spoke recently about their 2008 arrest; Iranian authorities accused the two brothers of collaboratin...

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GlobalPost Blog Interviews Iranian Doctor Imprisoned After Treating HIV/AIDS Patients

GlobalPost's "Global Pulse" blog features an interview with Iranian physician Kamiar Alaei, who along with his brother, Arash Alaei, worked to treat patients with HIV/AIDS in Iran and was arrested and imprisoned by Iranian government authorities in J...

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Praise for Iran's Harm Reduction Program

In a post on the New York Times' "Opinionator" blog, author Tina Rosenberg highlights how needle exchange programs can reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and specifically applauds Iran's harm reduction program. In 2005, "harm reduction had become official...

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Iran's Health Ministry Releases Figures on HIV/AIDS Cases

At least 19,435 HIV cases have been reported in Iran, with more than 1,000 cases recorded since December 2008, according to a report recently released by the country's Ministry of Health, AFP/ reports. Of the 19,435 cases, 1,875 cases have ...

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Iran Detains Two Veteran HIV Physicians, Calling Them "National Security Threats"

I am here with Joe Aman of Human Rights Watch. I just sat in on a press conference about the two HIV physicians who have been detained in Iran.

Can you please tell us a little bit about what is going on with this case? You mentioned that they were d...

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Iran: Sex and Shopping Bring HIV Crisis

The phenomenon of prostitutes offering shopkeepers sex in return for free or discounted clothes is becoming more common in Tehran's shopping districts, undermining HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in a country where the virus is increasingly transmitted s...

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PRI's "The World" Profiles Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS in Iran and Malawi

PRI's "The World" -- a production of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston -- on Friday interviewed Aresh Alaei and Kamiar Alaei, two Iranian physicians and brothers who advised Iran's Ministry of Health in establishing the country's HIV/AIDS preven...

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Rise in Iranian Prostitution Blamed on Strict Sex Rules, Economy

A recent serial killer in Iran was understood by some to be battling corruption and a social scourge -- prostitution. Saeed Hanaei went to the gallows for murdering prostitutes. "If I removed corruption, it was for the good of the people," his graves...