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Behind closed doors. Thailand has an estimated 2 million prostitutes, 70 to 80 percent of whom are infected with HIV. Yet, the numbers do not deter the women working the streets or the bars, most of whom have little or no education and work simply to survive. The fact is that prostitution is a profitable branch of Thailand's booming tourism industry, and many of these women do not seek a different life and harbor the hope that they will be lucky and find a foreigner who will take them to another country. Bangkok, Thailand.
It-sà-rá ©Katharina Hesse. Germany