Holy Bananas! Over five HIV-positive cases at one of the two girls' high-schools in Salalah??! What the HELL is going on? (I'm afraid the news is VERY recent, and my source is the hospital). I know that some of the girls have been into drugs (pills, not injections). There were also a group of women distributing drugs at the high schools, convincing the girls that the pills would make them thin, beautiful, fat, white, pink, grey, whatever... but this...? There have (supposedly) been around 1000 AIDS cases in Oman since 1984. Oman is one of the 7 countries that imposes a complete entry ban on HIV-positive people (the others are Brunei, Qatar, Sudan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and Yemen), and I hope the government soon imposes an entry blood-test for young men returning from places like Thailand. This is very disturbing. Why would high-school girls in such a conservative little town be HIV-positive? Comments anyone?
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