HIV-Infected Bulgarian Prostitute Found in Greece

Crime | May 2, 2012, Wednesday // 12:47
Bulgaria: HIV-Infected Bulgarian Prostitute Found in Greece File photo of 22-year-old Russian HIV positive prostitute Tatiana Bukhtoyarova, who was recently arrested in Greece

A HIV positive Bulgarian prostitute has been detected in downtown Athens, according to Bulgarian media.

The Bulgarian, as well as two Greek prostitutes, was found to be HIV positive during Greek  Center for Disease Control and Prevention searches in Athens brothels, the Bulgarian 24 Chasa daily says.

Greek Health Minister Andreas Loverdos has reassured that "every brothel will be examined" in a public statement he made in light of the discouraging findings, according to The Greek Reporter.

"Unfortunately my predictions were confirmed. I had warned that AIDS is dramatically increasing in our country and a part of the problem is located in illegal immigration and illegal prostitution," Loverdos has commented.

A scandal erupted recently in Greece after 22-year-old Russian prostitute Tatiana Bukhtoyarova was discovered to be carrying the infectious disease. The Russian has stated that she was unaware of her HIV infection prior to her arrest.

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