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They don’t want a record saying they were once sex workers,” said Islamova.
Tais Plus distributes free condoms as well as coupons for free, anonymous blood tests.
Though he could not provide a percentage, he said some were HIV-positive.
With the increased raids, a shy, 24-year-old sex worker told Eurasia Net.org, the girls are losing a large proportion of their earnings to bribes. He also claimed certain groups had impersonated police officers for the sole purpose of collecting bribes.
“It costs about 1,000 som [about ] if you don’t want to go to the police station,” she said. Beyond the evident corruption, the police approach is counterproductive, contended Shahnaz Islamova, the head of Tais Plus, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) that educates sex workers on how to protect themselves and about their legal rights.
Tais Plus has its own statistics about STD rates that are less alarming than the ones the police distribute.
The NGO says 20 percent of sex workers tested in 2013 had syphilis, a decline compared to the previous year, when the rate was 45 percent.