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Porn Actor Tests Positive For HIV

Porn Actor Tests Positive For HIV

An adult film actor has tested positive for HIV in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, home to many of the U.S. porn industry’s biggest studios, according to the Los Angeles Times.

As a result, two of the area’s largest studios, Vivid Entertainment and Wicked Pictures, suspended production on Tuesday, October 12.

The unnamed actor was a member of the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, a Sherman Oaks clinic that primarily serves porn industry workers. “We are quarantining and testing all exposed partners to the individual,” said Jennifer Miller, a counselor at the clinic. Miller declined to give any further information about the performer, including the gender of the person.

Not The First HIV Outbreak In The Porn Industry

Although this is the first known local case of HIV infection of an active porn performer in more than a year, it is not the first time that this billion dollar industry has faced closures.

In 2004, an HIV outbreak caused panic and more than 30 companies stopped filming to wait for test results on performers who had engaged in sex scenes with Darren James or the three female actors he infected with HIV. James had tested negative days before performing and was unaware of his positive status.

Need For Mandatory Condoms

Since that time, the actor has become a strong advocate for mandatory condoms on porn sets. Hearing the news this week, he was outraged: “There should have been mandatory condoms,” he stated. “Good grief, it’s like my deal all over again. I hate that.”

Last August, the Aids Healthcare Foundation submitted an official complaint in California against Larry Flynt. Flynt’s response? He declared that he delivers “what the consumer wants.”

Protect Adult Movie Workers

Federal law that does require that all porn actors to be tested for HIV 30 days before the start of filming, but clearly more needs to be done to protect workers in the adult film industry.

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11:09AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

porn owner in trouble again (imagine that) "icey" mike imber owner realitykings porn in more hot soup this time for a 15yr underage sex scandal.

http://kimbofever.com/kimbo-news/41-kimbo-news/62-is-icy-mike-holding-kimbo-back

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/318528/Kimbos-manager-accused-of-using-15-year-old-in-porn-video/
icey Mike Imber partnered up with icey realty broward county wonder if they used that to rent apartments for underage girls to film porn and who knows what else.If this was any of us we would be in jail already,makes one wonder.

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/04/bieyanka_moores_underage_porn.php

11:09AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

porn owner in trouble again (imagine that) "icey" mike imber owner realitykings porn in more hot soup this time for a 15yr underage sex scandal.

http://kimbofever.com/kimbo-news/41-kimbo-news/62-is-icy-mike-holding-kimbo-back

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/318528/Kimbos-manager-accused-of-using-15-year-old-in-porn-video/
icey Mike Imber partnered up with icey realty broward county wonder if they used that to rent apartments for underage girls to film porn and who knows what else.If this was any of us we would be in jail already,makes one wonder.

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/04/bieyanka_moores_underage_porn.php

7:59AM PST on Dec 15, 2010

condoms are not 100% safe

1:11PM PDT on Oct 29, 2010

its a sleezy business makes me wonder why people decide to get into it.like playing russian roullete i guess.case in point



http://www.ripoffreport.com/adult-web-sites/julia-rabolli-realit/julia-rabolli-realitykings-ice-8e7c4.htm

3:55PM PDT on Oct 19, 2010

In addition to other precautions such as ring, and other means.

2:08PM PDT on Oct 17, 2010

safe sex should be practiced

10:33PM PDT on Oct 16, 2010

While it's true, the porn people should wear condoms, we seem to forget that these are consenting adults that know very well what they're doing and what they're getting themselves into. Porn is a very risky business and in today's climate anyone and everyone with half a brain should know to protect themselves.

3:23PM PDT on Oct 15, 2010

I have never understood why some one would want to be in bed with a partner with a porn movie on. I would be terribly offended. If you love your partner you make love...if you don't you have sex. You don't need a porn movie to make love.

Actually I think it's rather sick to watch one of these things, but that's just my opinion. If we are going to have these things then yes, the actors should be protected.

2:20PM PDT on Oct 15, 2010

Come on everyone. Whether you like porn or not, it will continue to exist and others will continue to partake. Obviously something needs to be done to protect porn actors, whether or not you think what they do or who they are is moral. No one deserves HIV.

5:56AM PDT on Oct 15, 2010

Ok, am I supposed to feel sorry about this????
Look, to each his own. But come on, you reap what you sow.
If you play with fire you usually get burned.
Get whay I'm saying???

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