Panic in Athens After Russian Prostitute Found to Be HIV Carrier

A few days ago, Greek police arrested a prostitute who was found to be HIV positive during a rapid test at an Athens brothel. Yesterday, the police published her name and her picture in order to inform customers about her disease.

The 22-year-old woman from Russia is in custody and is being prosecuted for ”intended serious physical harm,” among other charges. In a statement, the Greek  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) is urging the prostitute’s customers to undergo an AIDS test.

Her name is Tatiana Bukhtoyarova, and she was born September 9, 1990, in Russia. She dwells in Galatsi, Athens. Her personal data was published so that clients who had sexual intercourse with her be examined for HIV.

According to later information, the 22-year-old woman appears to have known her medical condition and police are now investigating whether she deliberately infected her customers. Hundreds have visited the woman for her services and it remains to be examined if and how many have been infected with the lethal disease.

Meanwhile, the public exposure of the woman seems to have been strongly criticized despite the fact that it complies with public safety regulations. Many of her supporters note that doctor confidentiality doesn’t allow such information to be released.

Citizens who had unprotected sexual intercourse at the brothel, located in Acharnon & Fokaias 22B streets in Athens, in the last 6 months should contact AIDS-Helpline 210-72 22 222 or KEELPNO 210 521 20 54 or turn to hospitals.

According to, more than 600 people have already called KEELPNO and the AIDS-Helpline, reporting that they had unprotected sex with the Russian prostitute.