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H.I.V. Found in 22 Actors in Sex Films Since 2004
New York Times ^ | June 12, 2009 | Gardiner Harris

Posted on 06/14/2009 6:14:51 AM PDT by Zakeet

Health officials in Los Angeles said Friday that 22 actors in adult sex movies had contracted H.I.V. since 2004, when a previous outbreak led to efforts to protect pornography industry employees.

The officials accused an industry-supported health clinic of failing to cooperate with state investigations and of failing to protect not only industry workers but their sexual partners as well.

“We have an industry that is exposing workers to life-threatening diseases as part of their employment,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles County. “That is outrageous and anachronistic. These infections are virtually entirely preventable.”

The latest controversy began Thursday, when The Los Angeles Times reported that a pornography actress had tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS. The infection was confirmed by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, a clinic founded by a former pornography actress that offers health testing to sex-film performers.

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Dean Fryer, a spokesman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, said the clinic “is not cooperative with us.”

“We don’t even know who the employer is in the most recent case; we don’t know who the talent is,” Mr. Fryer said. “They don’t provide that to us.”

Occupational health officials have long argued that failing to require that performers wear condoms during intercourse and other acts is a violation of safe-workplace regulations.

But Deborah Gold, a senior safety engineer with the California occupational health department, said violations in the pornography industry were so widespread that the state had a difficult time cracking down.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; hollywood; porn; promiscuity; riskybehavior; rumprangers; sin; surprisesurprise
OSHA to investigate these lost time accidents?

Actors eligible for worker's comp?

Double standard at work?

1 posted on 06/14/2009 6:14:51 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

employer? talent?

Its sad they got the disease. Its sad they are in this ‘profession.’


2 posted on 06/14/2009 6:18:51 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Zakeet

:the state had a difficult time cracking down.”

Guess they will have to try harder from now on!!!!


3 posted on 06/14/2009 6:19:59 AM PDT by WKB (From "Handout" to "Bailout")
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To: Zakeet

The govenment is going to waste time and money on the wasted? Porn ‘industry’ ‘workers’ are pure garbage. Let them get sick and die. Who cares?!


4 posted on 06/14/2009 6:21:55 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised (M SURE THERE IS A NOBLE LLAWYER SOMEWHE)
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To: mefistofelerevised

they could be worse, they could be working for the government. at least they produce something that helps the economy


5 posted on 06/14/2009 6:23:19 AM PDT by robertwalker62
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To: Zakeet

Safety standards are out the window and the workers get screwed again. Same old story.


6 posted on 06/14/2009 6:27:20 AM PDT by BipolarBob (It takes a Kenyan village to raise a US president.)
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To: robertwalker62

You are right. Even prostitutes are higher up the latter of virtue than the government thieves.


7 posted on 06/14/2009 6:27:33 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Zakeet

Message to “actors” in “sex films”....you reap what you sow.


8 posted on 06/14/2009 6:28:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: robertwalker62

At least they are in to produce something (dubious at times) and seek for profit. In that light, I hold them in slightly higher regard as an industry.


9 posted on 06/14/2009 6:28:19 AM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: robertwalker62

If you don’t like Government Programs, that is OK but not all government workers fit your perception. So, I must conclude based on your entire statement that you are pro-porn


10 posted on 06/14/2009 6:28:37 AM PDT by Tuketu (GOP, state you will reverse all 0bama Dictatorial / DemZI decrees and laws)
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To: WKB

Quit “poking” fun at them.


11 posted on 06/14/2009 6:29:03 AM PDT by central_va (www.15thVirginia.org Co. C, Patrick Henry Rifles)
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To: Zakeet

Clearly this is a crisis that needs direct oversight. Time for the President to take over this industry and manage it himself. Then we need a czar.


12 posted on 06/14/2009 6:30:24 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Zakeet

Perhaps I missed it but 22 positives means nothing if we don’t know how many were tested. 22 out of ? could be above or below the average for beekeepers, Trappist monks or rodeo clowns or any other profession.


13 posted on 06/14/2009 6:31:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods ( Hey, remember the last head of state who dictated the design of automobiles?)
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To: Zakeet

Isn’t this like reporting a drunk at a bar?


14 posted on 06/14/2009 6:32:36 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: robertwalker62

Oh, I must have gotten confused. I though the porn industry was the goverment.

Everytime I get letters from the government I feel like I’m bending over and getting ......, well, you know what
I mean.


15 posted on 06/14/2009 6:32:48 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised (M SURE THERE IS A NOBLE LLAWYER SOMEWHE)
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To: Zakeet

Excuse me, I am supposed to care?


16 posted on 06/14/2009 6:36:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: central_va

One never knows where these things will end up!!!


17 posted on 06/14/2009 6:39:26 AM PDT by WKB (From "Handout" to "Bailout")
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To: muir_redwoods

Thank you! I was wondering if any one else would notice.


18 posted on 06/14/2009 6:41:30 AM PDT by sailor4321
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To: Zakeet
“They don’t provide that to us.”

They're not allowed to. Violation of confidentiality. And I wouldn't be surprised if faggots pushed for that one.

19 posted on 06/14/2009 6:43:41 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Zakeet
> But Deborah Gold, a senior safety engineer with the California occupational health department, said violations in the pornography industry were so widespread that the state had a difficult time cracking down.

I don't understand. If we're talking about the porn industry, then surely the authorities have PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE to go on. How difficult can it be to crack down on parties whom you've got live on film in the very act, in flagrante delicto?

20 posted on 06/14/2009 6:43:53 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Zakeet

Perhaps they got infected off of the set.


21 posted on 06/14/2009 6:44:35 AM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: lurk

I’m in!


22 posted on 06/14/2009 6:45:49 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit (Two terms for politicians, one in office, one in jail.))
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To: WKB
“One never knows where these things will end up!!!”

Smokey back room, or chat, would be my guess.

23 posted on 06/14/2009 6:45:53 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Zakeet

This is a great learning opportunity. This proves beyond a doubt that testing is not prevention. So many people have been convinced that testing is keeping them safe. It only gives them a false sense of safety.


24 posted on 06/14/2009 6:46:01 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Zakeet
Funny (and sad) how things have changed over the years. A communicable disease used to be considered to be a "public health concern." Today, it's illegal for a doctor to notify the spouse of a person carrying a lethal disease that the person is infected, or to even suggest that they (the spouse who doesn't know) should be tested themselves.

Mark

25 posted on 06/14/2009 6:48:09 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Tuketu
So, I must conclude based on your entire statement that you are pro-porn

Not me! I'm strictly an amateur at it!

Mark

26 posted on 06/14/2009 6:49:35 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Zakeet

We need a Porno Czar - maybe Bill Clinton is up for it.


27 posted on 06/14/2009 6:54:29 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

“We need a Porno Czar - maybe Bill Clinton is up for it.”

Make em all look like Helen Thomas and Ruth Masterbater
Gibsburg. That should take care of things.


28 posted on 06/14/2009 7:05:25 AM PDT by WKB (From "Handout" to "Bailout")
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To: Zakeet

Too much government stimulus?


29 posted on 06/14/2009 7:13:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were a clueless, idiot, and suppose you were Barack Obama; but I repeat myself)
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To: Zakeet

How was it determined that the workers contracted the disease at work?


30 posted on 06/14/2009 7:37:00 AM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Zakeet

***... violations in the pornography industry were so widespread that the state had a difficult time cracking down.***

Prostitution is illegal in California! Arrest them!
Oh wait! Tax money coming in.


31 posted on 06/14/2009 8:08:31 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (A modern liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do so long as it is compulsory.)
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To: driftdiver

Agree but how creepy are the fluffers must be.


32 posted on 06/14/2009 8:11:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: paterfamilias
***We need a Porno Czar - maybe Bill Clinton is up for it.****

Like putting an alcoholic in charge of the liquor store.

Hey! I said LIQUOR! Not Li_ker!

33 posted on 06/14/2009 8:16:35 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (A modern liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do so long as it is compulsory.)
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To: robertwalker62

“...at least they produce something that helps the economy”

You missed a perfectly good opportunity to use “stimulate” in a sentence! :)


34 posted on 06/14/2009 8:18:02 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: mefistofelerevised

I think Christ might have viewed things differently.


35 posted on 06/14/2009 9:05:26 AM PDT by justinian9999
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To: Zakeet

Perhaps “workman’s hump” is a more apt terminology


36 posted on 06/14/2009 10:23:03 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: justinian9999; Old Sarge; darkwing104; Darkshear; MeekOneGOP

SNIFF!


37 posted on 06/15/2009 7:12:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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