Tens of thousands of women - some as young as 14 - have been forced into the horrifying conditions in order to survive in the Lagos slum of Badia. The lives of tens of thousands of HIV positive prostitutes dubbed the "Angels of Death" have been laid bare in a series of harrowing images. The women are working in the trade in Nigeria, where nearly a quarter of female sex workers are living with HIV. He said as he arrived to the area, the driver said: "'If you arrive by car, you can smell the HIV virus outside'. But the women don't just face the threat of the disease, as many have experienced violence, rape, kidnap and theft in their work.
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Prostitution is big business in Europe. By some estimates, the number of prostitutes across the European Union's 28 members states ranges between , and as many as 1. While prostitution has a long history in Europe, it's legality varies from country to country. In countries like Germany and Greece, the sex trade is fully legalized and regulated, whereas is many northern European countries like Sweden, it is illegal to buy sex, but not illegal to sell it.