THOUSANDS of England football fans are facing HIV peril at Euro 2012 — from Ukraine's army of hookers.
Almost one in five sex workers in the country is infected and they plan to cash in on the likely surge in demand while keeping their disease secret, a Sun probe found.
We contacted five vice girls through an HIV/Aids support group in Donetsk and all of them produced official medical papers confirming they were HIV-positive.
English-speaking Kate, 24, has never stopped plying her trade in the eastern city, where England will play France and Ukraine.
She laughed: "The England fans will make me a millionaire!
"I won't be increasing my rates from $100 a time (£63) but, with generous clients, I might hit $1100 (£700) a day." She insisted there was "no risk" of her passing on the infection — which can lead to potentially fatal Aids — as she insists her punters wear condoms. The blonde, diagnosed HIV-positive aged 19 after having unprotected sex with a boyfriend, said: "I'm very careful.
"But I obviously won't be telling my clients I've been infected, that would ruin everything.
"I'm lucky because the virus hasn't made me sick. I still have my looks and the drugs I'm given to boost my immune system work well. Lots of girls in the Ukraine are like me." Ukraine has Europe's highest HIV/Aids rate with 500,000 people — more than one per cent of its 46 million population — infected.
Kate went on: "Official figures say 17 per cent of prostitutes are infected, but we all believe it is much higher. But we all know the risks to our clients and do everything possible to protect them. Business will boom this summer."
Blue-eyed 5ft 2in Tatiana, 18, was 16 when she caught the virus from a shared drugs needle. She said: "I'm lucky. The doctors say my immune system is still strong. I look good enough to keep working.
"I can make around £500 a night and it would take three months to make that working in a shop, so why should I give up what I do? I always make sure my clients are protected."
Blonde Anya, 21, who is due to give birth in May, plans to work in June if she can find a babysitter.
She said: "I don't see why I should stop seeing clients, so long as I'm careful. It's a good opportunity to make money."
Ex-junkie Rose, 44, plans to offer a "sex and soccer" package. She once serviced a client in an executive box at the Donbass Arena where England will play.
She said: "It was a dream for him to watch football while having sex with me and drinking champagne.
"I'll provide the same service for England fans — if they pay for the box, and for me. The tournament will be great for business."
Yana, 43, who plans to double her prices, said: "England fans who want girls like us this summer shouldn't worry. HIV is not the death sentence it used to be. We won't infect anyone."