Skip to comments.H.I.V. Found in 22 Actors in Sex Films Since 2004
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.
Dean Fryer, a spokesman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, said the clinic is not cooperative with us.
We dont even know who the employer is in the most recent case; we dont know who the talent is, Mr. Fryer said. They dont 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.
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Actors eligible for worker's comp?
Double standard at work?
Its sad they got the disease. Its sad they are in this ‘profession.’
:the state had a difficult time cracking down.”
Guess they will have to try harder from now on!!!!
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?!
they could be worse, they could be working for the government. at least they produce something that helps the economy
Safety standards are out the window and the workers get screwed again. Same old story.
You are right. Even prostitutes are higher up the latter of virtue than the government thieves.
Message to “actors” in “sex films”....you reap what you sow.
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.
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
Quit “poking” fun at them.
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.
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.
Isn’t this like reporting a drunk at a bar?
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
Excuse me, I am supposed to care?
One never knows where these things will end up!!!
Thank you! I was wondering if any one else would notice.
They're not allowed to. Violation of confidentiality. And I wouldn't be surprised if faggots pushed for that one.
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?
Perhaps they got infected off of the set.
Smokey back room, or chat, would be my guess.
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.
Not me! I'm strictly an amateur at it!
We need a Porno Czar - maybe Bill Clinton is up for it.
“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.
Too much government stimulus?
How was it determined that the workers contracted the disease at work?
***... 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.
Agree but how creepy are the fluffers must be.
Like putting an alcoholic in charge of the liquor store.
Hey! I said LIQUOR! Not Li_ker!
“...at least they produce something that helps the economy”
You missed a perfectly good opportunity to use “stimulate” in a sentence! :)
I think Christ might have viewed things differently.
Perhaps “workman’s hump” is a more apt terminology