HIV Outbreak in the porn industry

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  1. Chris

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    They aren't sure how wide spread, but definitely the impact will be felt. Lots of concern amongst some of the studios.

    NOTE: This link goes to an ADULT WEBSITE. This website does not host or maintain pictures or video directly, but does market for the porn video/dvd business. As such, Content may be viewed objectionable within your workplace.. but isn't surfing the HTF objectionable use of time in almost any workplace to begin with?

    http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary...ntent_ID=80483
     
  2. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    I wonder which is more shocking: this story, or that steroids were used by major league baseball players. [​IMG]

    (BTW, link doesn't work or the site is down)
     
  3. Chris

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    It's just very busy. I had trouble getting back into the article but it eventually came up.

    Under fair use guidelines of the copyright law, I shall post a snippet [​IMG]


    Second generation quarantine is where you quarantine actors who did scenes with women who had scenes with the infected person.
     
  4. Max Leung

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    Oops. Clicking on that link here at work was probably a bad idea.

    Hmm, article says this is "only" the second time this has happened, with the first in 1999. That's pretty good - probably better than the medical profession (a children's surgeon with HIV had been working in an Ontario children's hospital for 10 years before it became public).
     
  5. Seth--L

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    Moderators: You should put in the subject line that the link might not be safe for work.
     
  6. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    The thread title says "porn industry". Anyone who can't judge from that whether the link is "safe for work" is beyond the power of us mere moderators to protect.

    M.
     
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    It was around 1998-1999, with Marc Wallice being the potential "patient zero" behind the outbreak.



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    Interesting that even in this context, the euphemism "slept with" is still used. Come on, you're performing for a camera, sleep DOES NOT in any way describe any part of what you're doing... [​IMG]

    At least later, the terms "performing" and "performer" are used; much more accurate IMHO [​IMG]
     
  9. Scott_lb

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    This might sound totally ignorant, but I just don't understand how issues like this one don't surface more often. I was watching "The Legend of Ron Jeremy" about a month ago (more or less a documentary on his life- there's a review on thedigitalbits.com), and he stated that he had two minor STD's early in his life before entering the industry. However, after many years involved in acting, he has never gotten anything. I thought to myself, "How is that possible?" I realize that women are more likely to catch something than men, however, when you "perform" with thousands of women that odds just seem totally not in your favor.
     
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    Scott, I think I read somewhere that everyone is tested for STDs monthly. If you can read the article, you will note that every woman that was quarantined performed with Darren James in the past month.
     
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    The actors are tested constantly. They're actually safer than a lot of sexually active non-porn actors.
     
  12. Scott Thomas

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    Its actually very mature that the Adult Industry takes STD's very seriously.
     
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    That's pretty impressive. Nice to see the industry's not turning its back on the guy [​IMG]
     
  14. Chris

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    Now they have another Patient 0, so they have new maps out.. this has basically shut the industry down now that J. Roxx (female) tested positive also. To my knowledge, she is 19.
     
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    Wow, there's a few familiar names in that list. I hope it turns out alright for all involved.
     
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    I heard on the radio that most adult film production studios were shutting down for two months, enough time for an AIDS test and a re-test.

    On the plus side, they reported that the industry had enough porn stockpiled to last through the summer.

    Too bad California can't manage its financial and energy resources equally well....

    Jan
     
  19. Chris

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    Yeah, they mostly test for HIV & Syphillis.

    Cases of Chlamydia, Herpes & HPV have frequented the porn communitiy. You won't die of any of them, but still.
     
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    what do they expect?
     

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