Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

aidsmap, 09 January 2017

The annual number of new cases of HIV increased by at least 8% in 2015 in the European region, and by 60% in the last decade. A continued increase in new diagnoses in Russia was responsible for most of the increase.

In 2015, 64% of European-region new cases were in Russia.

The UK still reported by far the largest number of new cases of HIV of any country in western Europe.

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Women suffer the myths of the hymen and the virginity test

The Conversation, 15 December 2014, 10.29am AEDT

The Indonesian public lambasted the Indonesian police after Human Rights Watch released a report that police conducted “virginity tests” on female applicants in the police recruitment process.

But few have questioned yet the most dubious aspect of this harrowing practice: the validity of the test itself.

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