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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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