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morlock with a day pass
10-13-2010, 03:31 PM
no names or even gender yet. is this thread double creepy?

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-porn-hiv-20101013,0,1208402,full.story

BriRedfern
10-13-2010, 03:36 PM
Maybe.

Jason California
10-13-2010, 03:40 PM
Apparently the gay and straight industries run very different. Gay porn almost always wears protection, but they don't test. Straight porn tests all the time, but condoms are not often worn. So this guy crossing over from gay porn to straight porn highlights issue that need to be dealt with in the industry.

lonesomefool
10-13-2010, 04:08 PM
Shit like this happens. It's sad, yes and hopefully nobody else within the industry gets this, but stuff like this is gonna happen in that industry. When you are having sex with loads of other people, who granted may be tested, but there are just certain job hazards in every industry.

Plus, who the hell knows it even came from having sex. So many performers in the porn industry are at their core, broken people and some of them have drug addictions. I'm not saying all of them are, I know a number of girls who do it cause it's great pay and they dont have to work or do it because they love the chance to experiment sexually, but there are also a number of male and female performers who are kinda screwed up people.

It's sad stuff like this happens, but man, what do you expect when you have an industry that has performers who fuck for a living. Next you are gonna tell me some electricians get electrocuted sometimes.

HOOKS
10-13-2010, 04:14 PM
AIDS Walk Los Angeles is this Sunday, folks.

dasNdanger
10-13-2010, 04:15 PM
Surprise, surprise.


das

Whip
10-13-2010, 04:16 PM
Yikes.

lonesomefool
10-13-2010, 04:18 PM
Surprise, surprise.


das

In defense of the industry, I will say stuff like this doesnt happen as often as it should. When you consider how many new people pop in and out of the industry every month and how many of those people fuck other people off camera in their personal life, hell....in a lot of ways the industry should be in much worse shape than having one performer (or so) get HIV every year.

Mattman
10-13-2010, 04:18 PM
*whew* Good thing I don't work in porn.

ernster
10-13-2010, 05:58 PM
having not worked in porn since the days of la cicciolina, i'm not worried.

Len Snark
10-13-2010, 06:19 PM
My doctor says I should be all right.

SAVETHEB
10-13-2010, 06:22 PM
Something tells me this will lead the way to instant blood tests being created.

Natty P
10-13-2010, 06:33 PM
Sanctimonious, yet snarky jibe.

Len Snark
10-13-2010, 08:04 PM
Sanctimonious, yet snarky jibe.

I've never heard it called "jibe" before. Just "cum" or "jizz", y'know?

russw
10-13-2010, 08:17 PM
Something tells me this will lead the way to instant blood tests being created.

the porn industry does seem to lead when to comes to many technical innovations of the last what? 20 - 30 years?

Natty P
10-13-2010, 08:18 PM
I've never heard it called "jibe" before. Just "cum" or "jizz", y'know?


Spooge? Baby Matter? Sticky ManGoo? New Jersey Man Chowder?

XXXenophile
10-14-2010, 01:12 AM
The guy apparently works in both the straight and gay side of the industry. So everyone's looking at the guy starring in the Superman XXX film but they had finished filming that before this test had shown up.

J. Wilson
10-14-2010, 03:12 AM
The guy apparently works in both the straight and gay side of the industry. So everyone's looking at the guy starring in the Superman XXX film but they had finished filming that before this test had shown up.

They've released the identity and gender of the person?

RebootedCorpse
10-14-2010, 05:54 AM
In defense of the industry, I will say stuff like this doesnt happen as often as it should. When you consider how many new people pop in and out of the industry every month and how many of those people fuck other people off camera in their personal life, hell....in a lot of ways the industry should be in much worse shape than having one performer (or so) get HIV every year.

They all have STDs of some sort.

Ryudo
10-14-2010, 05:57 AM
They all have STDs of some sort.

That's not a pimple!

cPol
10-14-2010, 06:09 AM
They've released the identity and gender of the person?

They've released that it's a male, and that he made the jump from gay to straight vid. No names as of yet.

Mwstattel
10-14-2010, 08:56 AM
Where will we get our porn now?

lonesomefool
10-14-2010, 03:32 PM
They all have STDs of some sort.

Well, yeah. But so does everyone else that fucks a bunch of different people on an even semi-regular basis and doesnt use protection every single time.

Basically it comes down to this....if you dont want an STD of any kind, either stay celibate or stay in a monogamous relationship, find out if he or she is clean prior to having sex the first time and pray he or she doesnt stray and fuck someone else.

Jason California
10-14-2010, 03:41 PM
Two More Porn Companies Shut Down Production Due to HIV Scare (http://gawker.com/5664142/two-more-porn-companies-shut-down-production-due-to-hiv-scare)

lonesomefool
10-14-2010, 04:23 PM
Two More Porn Companies Shut Down Production Due to HIV Scare (http://gawker.com/5664142/two-more-porn-companies-shut-down-production-due-to-hiv-scare)

Seems almost all of the companies will be shut down by the weekend. Brazzers and Naughty America who are probably the two biggest internet companies have seemingly shut down as well.

Apparently the list of people exposed could be as high as 20.

Guess that law OSHA was pushing in California requiring condom use on porn sets is getting closer to becoming a reality.

XXXenophile
10-14-2010, 04:37 PM
They've released the identity and gender of the person?

Gender yes, identity no.

But if you know its an actor working both sides of the industry, your list is going to get much smaller.

XXXenophile
10-14-2010, 04:40 PM
Seems almost all of the companies will be shut down by the weekend. Brazzers and Naughty America who are probably the two biggest internet companies have seemingly shut down as well.

Apparently the list of people exposed could be as high as 20.

Guess that law OSHA was pushing in California requiring condom use on porn sets is getting closer to becoming a reality.

They can push all they want, it won't happen. OSHA still can't seem to realize for all the sex this industry is having like others have said, the fact that an extremely small number of individuals end up becoming HIV (most of the time through activities that had nothing to do with the industry or through the dumbest choices known to man on who you decide to actually have sex with) they should be left alone because they're sure as hell doing better with education and testing better then anyone else in the country.

Jason California
10-14-2010, 04:59 PM
Gender yes, identity no.

But if you know its an actor working both sides of the industry, your list is going to get much smaller.


Apparently he is a recent switch over as well.

lonesomefool
10-14-2010, 05:01 PM
They can push all they want, it won't happen. OSHA still can't seem to realize for all the sex this industry is having like others have said, the fact that an extremely small number of individuals end up becoming HIV (most of the time through activities that had nothing to do with the industry or through the dumbest choices known to man on who you decide to actually have sex with) they should be left alone because they're sure as hell doing better with education and testing better then anyone else in the country.

Agreed, but I think stuff like this just helps push that cause.

lonesomefool
10-14-2010, 05:02 PM
Apparently he is a recent switch over as well.

I thought I read somewhere that it's one of the guys who did the recent Superman XXX movie.

Dont know how accurate that is.

lonesomefool
10-14-2010, 05:04 PM
Apparently Lisa Ann, who is probably most famous for the Nailin' Palin movies has decided to only use condoms in her scenes now.

Damn shame......

Will
10-14-2010, 05:26 PM
Apparently Lisa Ann, who is probably most famous for the Nailin' Palin movies has decided to only use condoms in her scenes now.

Damn shame......
Was she diagnosed with HIV or something?

lonesomefool
10-14-2010, 05:40 PM
Was she diagnosed with HIV or something?

No. Just freaked out about the HIV scares the past couple years it seems.

Jason California
10-14-2010, 05:54 PM
She would not be able to work anymore is she was.

XXXenophile
10-15-2010, 02:14 AM
I thought I read somewhere that it's one of the guys who did the recent Superman XXX movie.

Dont know how accurate that is.

That's the prevalent rumor but its also been reported the movie it self was finished long before this test appeared so they think he's in the clear for the most part.

But he's certainly the most prominent crossover of the two sides currently.

lonesomefool
10-15-2010, 04:17 AM
That's the prevalent rumor but its also been reported the movie it self was finished long before this test appeared so they think he's in the clear for the most part.

But he's certainly the most prominent crossover of the two sides currently.

It will be interesting/sad to see what becomes of this. Right now apparently up to 20 people have been quarantined. Even if just a quarter of that tests positive it could do some real damage to the industry.

Kev-El
10-15-2010, 04:51 AM
Nothing funny about this, but I couldn't help grinning when I read the name of the organization that confirmed the case is named AIM. I thought they were just interested in global domination.

AndrewG
10-15-2010, 04:53 AM
Nothing funny about this, but I couldn't help grinning when I read the name of the organization that confirmed the case is named AIM. I thought they were just interested in global domination.

:scared:

lonesomefool
10-17-2010, 05:18 AM
Apparently it traces back to a new girl and her boyfriend who was a performer who did mostly Gay, but also some straight movies. Kaycee Brooks is her name.

She's been working a lot lately and was considered one of the top new starlets. So essentially, this shit is gonna blow up pretty bad I think.

XXXenophile
10-17-2010, 03:45 PM
Apparently it traces back to a new girl and her boyfriend who was a performer who did mostly Gay, but also some straight movies. Kaycee Brooks is her name.

She's been working a lot lately and was considered one of the top new starlets. So essentially, this shit is gonna blow up pretty bad I think.

It'll only blow up "bad" if she's infected others and we know who they are.

If it stays isolated to her and her boyfriend it will probably just be the same arguments all over again that just fade away eventually till someone else does something stupid.

The Zevad
10-17-2010, 04:54 PM
That sucks. But shit like this happens a lot in that industry. I'm shocked they haven't done a condoms only rule and not allow "bare back" at this point.

lonesomefool
10-17-2010, 07:01 PM
It'll only blow up "bad" if she's infected others and we know who they are.

If it stays isolated to her and her boyfriend it will probably just be the same arguments all over again that just fade away eventually till someone else does something stupid.

I gotta believe she has infected someone else, she's been working a lot lately and doing some pretty hardcore scenes and if he tested positive, it's almost a guarantee she has the virus.

Len Snark
10-17-2010, 08:14 PM
Kaycee Brooks
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac226/LenSnark/Kaycee20Brooks.jpg

What? You know you were curious.

Simps
10-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Kaycee Brooks

What? You know you were curious.

From her Twitter page (which has since been deleted):


Ok so I bought zicam, organic throat coat tea , and cough drops. I hope it works and I feel better asap
8:08 PM Oct 2nd via Twitter for Android

I must say, I don't think that's going to cover it.

Brandon191
10-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Kaycee Brooks
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac226/LenSnark/Kaycee20Brooks.jpg

What? You know you were curious.

I'd put it in ........nevermind.

XXXenophile
10-18-2010, 01:56 AM
That sucks. But shit like this happens a lot in that industry. I'm shocked they haven't done a condoms only rule and not allow "bare back" at this point.

Actually it doesn't happen a lot in this industry. Its really a rarity. That's the whole point. The adult film industry is actually safer then people realize.

The diseases show up most of the time from the sex the performers have outside of the industry and then bring it in. But because these are people having sex on film for a living, everyone thinks its a cesspool of disease.

XXXenophile
10-18-2010, 01:59 AM
I gotta believe she has infected someone else, she's been working a lot lately and doing some pretty hardcore scenes and if he tested positive, it's almost a guarantee she has the virus.

Well we'll see. Depends on who she's worked with and how far down the chain the sex partners go. But as for her actually having the virus, yeah probably. Unless she ends up with some incredible luck because of what her boyfriend's doing.

lonesomefool
10-18-2010, 03:09 PM
Well we'll see. Depends on who she's worked with and how far down the chain the sex partners go. But as for her actually having the virus, yeah probably. Unless she ends up with some incredible luck because of what her boyfriend's doing.

Maybe, somewhere, some girl will realize that if her boyfriend likes giving it or taking it from another man in the ass.....you might want to rethink the relationship ;)

Jason California
10-18-2010, 03:11 PM
Maybe, somewhere, some girl will realize that if her boyfriend likes giving it or taking it from another man in the ass.....you might want to rethink the relationship ;)


Why? He could like it both ways.

The Zevad
10-18-2010, 04:08 PM
Actually it doesn't happen a lot in this industry. Its really a rarity. That's the whole point. The adult film industry is actually safer then people realize.

The diseases show up most of the time from the sex the performers have outside of the industry and then bring it in. But because these are people having sex on film for a living, everyone thinks its a cesspool of disease.

I did not know that. Thanks.

lonesomefool
10-18-2010, 04:40 PM
Why? He could like it both ways.

I prefer people to pick a team. It helps level the playing field for losers like me ;)

Jason California
10-18-2010, 04:44 PM
I prefer people to pick a team. It helps level the playing field for losers like me ;)


I used to think similarly. I thought I don't care what side of he fence you are on, just pick one. Now I don't care much, do what makes you happy.

Mattman
10-18-2010, 04:55 PM
I prefer people to pick a team. It helps level the playing field for losers like me ;)
If I had that mindset I would have never enjoyed those threesomes with my bi-curious ex-girlfriend when we were in college.

XXXenophile
10-19-2010, 03:02 AM
If I had that mindset I would have never enjoyed those threesomes with my bi-curious ex-girlfriend when we were in college.

LOL its a sexist view that only exists for other men.

The girls can go whichever way they want.

spidey_mon
10-19-2010, 04:42 AM
Of course, what would all that sex come up with? Pure pleasure?
So this guy crossing over from gay porn to straight porn highlights issue that need to be dealt with in the industry.Yeah, like end the industry

thatguyfromsyracuse
10-19-2010, 06:12 AM
Of course, what would all that sex come up with? Pure pleasure?Yeah, like end the industry

Good luck with that!

lonesomefool
10-19-2010, 03:31 PM
LOL its a sexist view that only exists for other men.

The girls can go whichever way they want.

I admit, it is somewhat sexist. Though, usually I have a good sense of humor about it, it's not like I want every guy to likes it both ways or every girl that likes it both ways to rot in hell or anything, I usually just say "pick a team" and laugh about it. There really isnt any malice behind it.

lonesomefool
10-19-2010, 04:16 PM
Ok, here is what seems to have happened.

So the guy with HIV goes by the stage names of Cameron Reed (straight) and Derek Chambers (Gay). He was dating Kaycee Brooks, 21, who was mentioned earlier in this thread. She apparently was also an escort.

The biggest concern is a movie Kaycee shot Sept. 28th, which was a gang bang with three guys and three girls. She is one of the girls, but there was a lot of swapping going on in the movie and right now that appears to be the biggest concern since it involves the most amount of people and was the closest to the positive test.

He recently had shot a scene with three girls, but all three have tested negative for HIV so far.

Also, the guy wasnt Gay for Pay, but rather bi-sexual. He was apparently pretty open about how he actually liked shooting Gay movies rather than straight movies.

So far Lisa Ann, Jenna Haze and Lexi Love have all said they will be condom only from now on and McKenzie Miles and Mackenzie Pierce have quite the business.

Man, that really sucks for the guys and girls in that one movie since that seems the biggest time bomb in all of this.

Drkemerld73
10-19-2010, 07:32 PM
McKenzie Miles and Mackenzie Pierce have quite the business.

According to a post she made, Ms. Miles quit again shortly before this all went down, but she's not planning on coming back any time soon.


The biggest concern is a movie Kaycee shot Sept. 28th, which was a gang bang with three guys and three girls. She is one of the girls, but there was a lot of swapping going on in the movie and right now that appears to be the biggest concern since it involves the most amount of people and was the closest to the positive test.

It would seem that Victoria Lawson (who I follow) and Torrie Madison were both in that movie.


He recently had shot a scene with three girls, but all three have tested negative for HIV so far.

And the ones in that scene apparently are: Jessica Lynn, Brandy Aniston, and Emily Parker.

lonesomefool
10-19-2010, 07:44 PM
According to a post she made, Ms. Miles quit again shortly before this all went down, but she's not planning on coming back any time soon.



It would seem that Victoria Lawson (who I follow) and Torrie Madison were both in that movie.



And the ones in that scene apparently are: Jessica Lynn, Brandy Aniston, and Emily Parker.

The guys in that scene were Mark Wood (who I only know because he is married to Francesca Le), Marco Banderas and Talon.

All three of those guys have been around a long time and are pretty active.

lonesomefool
10-19-2010, 07:47 PM
You know, reading up on this has really exposed to me how useless AIM is. Yes, they test for HIV, but they dont do on-site testing and they dont seem to test for anything besides HIV. So if you dont want Hepatitis and have your liver crap out on you when you start hitting middle age or want to avoid about any other STD....stay the fuck away from a porn set.

I know that would seem common sense and I knew stuff like Herpes was rampant around porn and just about any club going person or sexually active person...but fuck I had so idea how shitty the testing was.

Drkemerld73
10-19-2010, 07:56 PM
The guys in that scene were Mark Wood (who I only know because he is married to Francesca Le), Marco Banderas and Talon.

All three of those guys have been around a long time and are pretty active.

Wonderful. I'm curous as to if anyone I actively follow is on the "scare list" for this whole thing.

:(

Ryan Elliott
10-19-2010, 08:05 PM
Of course, what would all that sex come up with? Pure pleasure?Yeah, like end the industry


Now that's fucking hilarious.

Why?

BriRedfern
10-19-2010, 08:43 PM
So if you dont want Hepatitis and have your liver crap out on you when you start hitting middle age or want to avoid about any other STD....stay the fuck away from a porn set.

No offense, but I din't need you to tell me this.

XXXenophile
10-20-2010, 03:08 AM
The guys in that scene were Mark Wood (who I only know because he is married to Francesca Le), Marco Banderas and Talon.

All three of those guys have been around a long time and are pretty active.

And everyone's looking at Talon as well in some ways because he's TT Boy's brother. The guy who took Darren James down to Brazil where he caught HIV that caused the last major scare in the industry a few years ago.

XXXenophile
10-20-2010, 03:11 AM
Wonderful. I'm curous as to if anyone I actively follow is on the "scare list" for this whole thing.

:(

I get the feeling if anyone really known was on the "scare list" we'd have heard about it by now. Its just the fact that Wood and Banderas are some of the more popular guys among the girls in the industry is just making everyone more diligent.

And I hope Wood is ok for his wife's sake, as well as his own.

lonesomefool
10-20-2010, 03:49 AM
No offense, but I din't need you to tell me this.

Right, my point is more that people give AIM a lot of credit, but outside of HIV testing they really dont do a whole hell of a lot.

lonesomefool
10-20-2010, 03:51 AM
I get the feeling if anyone really known was on the "scare list" we'd have heard about it by now. Its just the fact that Wood and Banderas are some of the more popular guys among the girls in the industry is just making everyone more diligent.

And I hope Wood is ok for his wife's sake, as well as his own.

How long does it take before they know these guys and girls are in the clear?

spidey_mon
10-20-2010, 09:16 PM
Now that's fucking hilarious.

Why?In every certain way; porn is sickening and disgusting

Ryan Elliott
10-20-2010, 09:54 PM
In every certain way; porn is sickening and disgusting


Come on! Elaborate or something!

XXXenophile
10-21-2010, 02:22 AM
How long does it take before they know these guys and girls are in the clear?

Don't know, I think they take more then one test to triple check everything before giving any all clear signs knowing how long things can stay dormant.

Prime
10-21-2010, 03:15 AM
How long does it take before they know these guys and girls are in the clear?

http://gawker.com/5669223/hiv-positive-porn-star-miraculously-didnt-infect-anyone-else

lonesomefool
10-21-2010, 03:50 AM
http://gawker.com/5669223/hiv-positive-porn-star-miraculously-didnt-infect-anyone-else

Well, that's good news. At least so far it looks like the industry dodged a major bullet. Hopefully that remains the case since the virus can remain dormant for a little while before popping up as a positive on a test.

ShortStack
10-21-2010, 03:52 AM
Did you see the comment someone posted on there about AIM though? Still scary.

lonesomefool
10-21-2010, 04:03 AM
Did you see the comment someone posted on there about AIM though? Still scary.

Yeah, after reading stories about this ordeal, they really seem like a joke. I mean, yeah some testing is better than no testing, but they do seem fairly shitting in terms of what they test for and how often they test. Like one journalist brought up, is it really fair to expect a 18 or 19 year old girl to think long term of the consequences of doing porn? I mean, ok so maybe she will walk away without HIV due to AIM, but what are they doing to try and avoid her getting any other number of diseases that can lead to long term health problems. Likewise, is it fair that a guy can do a bunch of bareback Gay movies with largely HIV positive guys and then go and do a bunch of straight movies and not get picked apart because 29 day old test still shows him as negative for HIV.

cPol
11-08-2010, 08:51 AM
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-porn-hiv-20101106,0,7222583.story


Officials at the San Fernando Valley clinic where a porn performer tested HIV-positive last month announced Friday that two rounds of tests showed no other adult film actors had contracted the virus.

The performer tested HIV-positive Oct. 9 at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, or AIM, in Sherman Oaks. The clinic routinely tests performers working in the Valley's adult film industry for sexually transmitted diseases and maintains a database of their results.

Once the new HIV case was detected, clinic officials created a quarantine list to test performers who had worked with the porn actor, referred to in Friday's announcement as "Patient Zeta."

The announcement said that AIM officials had completed testing of the patient's sex partners, "from both personal and professional life," and that all tested HIV-negative "on two occasions, using multiple testing methods."

"It has been established that Patient Zeta acquired the virus through private, personal activity and there was no transmission of the HIV virus from Patient Zeta to anyone else," according to the announcement.

Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Los Angeles County's public health director, said that AIM officials had not provided his office with the test results or protocols and that without that information, it was impossible to determine how Patient Zeta contracted the disease and whether all of those exposed had been tested.

Full story at the link.

King of Mars
11-08-2010, 10:42 AM
That sucks. But shit like this happens a lot in that industry. I'm shocked they haven't done a condoms only rule and not allow "bare back" at this point.I suspect it's gonna happen. I think there was a point when porn folk justified the lack of condoms by saying they make it more difficult for guys to keep it up during their scenes, but I can't imagine that's a problem now in the age of Viagara. At this point, it's just an aesthetic thing, and that's a pretty terrible reason for people to be taking such a risk. Umm...not that keeping a dick hard for a porn shoot is a good reason to risk contracting a deadly virus. I'm just sayin', at one point, there was a functionality issue to consider. That ain't the case anymore.

AndrewG
11-08-2010, 10:45 AM
I suspect it's gonna happen. I think there was a point when porn folk justified the lack of condoms by saying they make it more difficult for guys to keep it up during their scenes, but I can't imagine that's a problem now in the age of Viagara. At this point, it's just an aesthetic thing, and that's a pretty terrible reason for people to be taking such a risk. Umm...not that keeping a dick hard for a porn shoot is a good reason to risk contracting a deadly virus. I'm just sayin', at one point, there was a functionality issue to consider. That ain't the case anymore.

It's not just that but the whole 'internal orgasm' thing is a subset of the entire industy.

morlock with a day pass
12-08-2010, 05:14 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101208/ap_on_re_us/us_porn_industry_hiv


HIV-positive LA porn actor calls for condom use

LOS ANGELES – An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV says he now wishes he had known more about the risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the industry and is calling for mandatory condom use in porn films.

Derrick Burts, 24, identified himself to the Los Angeles Times as the performer who tested positive at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation in Sherman Oaks in October. He had previously been known as Patient Zeta.

Burts, who performed in straight films as Cameron Reid and gay films as Derek Chambers, described the panicked call he got from clinic staff on Oct. 9 about the infection that sent fears through California's adult industry.

Clinic staff told him they wanted to perform a follow-up test and begin notifying performers he had worked with since his last negative test result Sept. 3. He was told those performers would be placed on a quarantine list and also would be tested.

When Burts returned to the clinic Oct. 23 to review the second test results, he said he was told that the clinic had traced his HIV infection to someone he had performed a scene with, someone they described as a "known positive." The clinic would not identity the performer because of patient confidentiality.

Burts said he believed he may have contracted the disease during a gay porn shoot in Florida.

Despite Burts' account of what he was told, clinic officials released a statement last month that said "Patient Zeta acquired the virus through private, personal activity."

"That's completely false," Burts told the Times. "There is no possible way. The only person I had sex with in my personal life was my girlfriend."

She tested negative, he said.

An e-mail to the Adult Industry Healthcare Foundation seeking comment late Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Burts said the clinic promised to put him in touch with a doctor affiliated with the clinic and promised to arrange for his follow-up care. But he said no one called him back and when he contacted the clinic, he received no response for two months.

In frustration, Burts said he went to an AIDS Healthcare Foundation center in Los Angeles on Nov. 24 but didn't identify himself as Patient Zeta.

Burts said he was pleased with the care he received there and contacted the head of the organization last week and identified himself as Patient Zeta. He said he wanted to speak out in favor of enforcing mandatory condom use in porn productions.

The Times reported the foundation had scheduled a news conference with Burt on Wednesday.

Burts grew up in Whittier and Hemet and graduated from Hemet High School and a hotel management school in Florida, according to the Times. He worked as a hotel manager and cruise ship magician before becoming a performer in the lucrative porn industry.

"Making $10,000 or $15,000 for porn isn't worth your life," he told the Times. "Performers need to be educated."


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Ashwin Pande
12-08-2010, 05:25 AM
LOS ANGELES – An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV says he now wishes he had known more about the risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the industry

That's where I stopped reading. What a goddamned idiot.

cPol
12-08-2010, 05:29 AM
That's where I stopped reading. What a goddamned idiot.

Seriously. Does this guy live in a fucking bubble or something?

XXXenophile
12-09-2010, 01:26 AM
I'd rather believe AIM then that idiot.

He thinks he's not going to have a problem going between gay and straight porn shoots?

J. Wilson
12-09-2010, 03:20 AM
What an idiot.

Ben
12-09-2010, 03:49 AM
Oh please, like any of you guys would want to wear a condom while shooting hot gay porn! Get off your high horses!

XXXenophile
12-10-2010, 02:17 AM
Apparently AIM got shut down today so some moron at Cal-OSHA believed him.

lonesomefool
12-10-2010, 04:21 AM
The guy is a fucking idiot and is clearly not accepting responsibility for his reckless actions.

That said, after reading articles on this story and interviews with people in the industry, AIM is pretty shitty as well, so I dont have sympathy for any of the sides involved here.

cPol
12-10-2010, 04:32 AM
Apparently AIM got shut down today so some moron at Cal-OSHA believed him.

Not so much:


The clinic that gave "Patient Zeta," now known to be porn actor Derrick Burts, his HIV positive diagnosis has been ordered to cease and desist all treatment of patients, effective immediately. But the reason is far less sordid than Burts' claim earlier today that the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation is lying about how he contracted the disease, or California's annoyance at AIM's citing of federal doctor/patient confidentiality laws to dodge notifying state agencies about positive—or negative—STI results.

That's what the state is saying, anyway, though we have to wonder at the timing. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, with full backing of the state, told AIM to close their doors immediately because they failed to complete the application process for the proper practicing license. Apparently, they had been operating under a physician's license, and should have been operating under a community clinic license. The Department of Public Health says AIM filed the paperwork for the correct license, but didn't provide all the necessary information, and never responded to follow-up requests.

The clinic is allowed to transfer files and discuss test results with current patients but must refer all treatment elsewhere.

http://www.edenfantasys.com/sexis/sex-and-society/-patient-zeta-aids-1209106/

XXXenophile
12-10-2010, 12:07 PM
Yeah I saw further articles after. They're actually still open right now while they do the appeal and apparently the clerical error is minor enough they'll get fixed ASAP.