Brothers, Kamiar and Arash Alaei were imprisoned in Iran in 2008 for their work with HIV. Under a new government, Iran’s health minister, Hassan Hashemi, has blamed “misinformation and unscientific claims” for a dramatic rise in the number of people with HIV. Kamiar Alaei looks at the HIV crisis in Iran and a country facing up to some uncomfortable home truths. Before 1997 there was a huge stigma attached to HIV/AIDS in ...

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