Search Engines in Iran filter the Word “AIDS”

HRANA News Agency – Dr. Hamid Reza Shaeri, the President of AIDS Society in Iran, said, “In order to stop the spread of HIV virus through sexual intercourse, AIDS education must begin in schools and universities and among the young people.”

In an interview with Khabar Online News Agency, Dr. Hamid Reza Shaeri added, “Since 1996, those infected with the HIV virus have increased in Iran.In 2004, this number reached its peak while the infection spread rapidly amongst drug addicts and prisoners.During the last seven years, the disease has been under control.”

Dr. Hamid Reza Shaeri said, “When the young population in Iran can’t even search for the word “AIDS” on the Internet because this word is being filtered, how do we expect them to know anything and have accurate information about this disease?”

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