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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:47 PM
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New HIV case in US porn industry
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3690805.stm

A US pornographic film actress is the fifth person to test positive for the HIV virus in an outbreak which has halted most work in the industry.

The new case involves an industry veteran, one of up to 14 people believed to have been infected during on-camera sex with a male actor.

He is thought to have been infected while working in Brazil.

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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:56 PM
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1. Well, what the hell did they think was going to happen?
What good is once a month HIV testing? Do these people know how long it takes for HIV to show up in your blood?
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:10 PM
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2. The porn industry is also worried about the
competition from Porn coming from US controlled prisons in Iraq.
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demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:16 PM
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3. Or from fake "Iraq porn" websites that people are naive enough
to take as real.

http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Article...

WARNING: this link is a link to AVN.com. This is a site run by the porn industry. It has adult ads, graphics and popups. However, I believe they would know best what is their product and what is not. Their article covers the origin of the videos and stills and give links to the originators site. (I did not and would not advise opening the individual sites.)
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:19 PM
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4. What's amazing to me is how infectious this was
I recall reading statistics some time ago saying that the chance of acquiring HIV infection through one particular act of heterosexual sex was pretty low. Now we find out that one actor, who had sex with perhaps twenty or thirty actresses in a span of a few weeks, has already infected three of them. This certainly makes heterosexual HIV look a lot more infectious than we were previously led to believe.
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uncertainty1999 Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:07 PM
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7. yes, but porn sex is not exactly gentle
There's probably a lot of torn tissue -- I can't find the LA Weekly article I read last week, but let's just say there was a reference to a sexual practice that I had never heard of (and hope to never hear of again) that would be considered 'high risk'
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:29 PM
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5. This may become a "big" story...
...just the thing to have another sex story shove the naked prisoners story off the front page...you'll know when one of the networks has some unnamed "ndustry insider" talking in shadows on the nightly news.
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 PM
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6. american porn industry actually had a pretty good record
No cases of HIV acquired through movie-making in the last 5 years. Within the U.S., porn filmmakers were pretty strict about frequent testing. The problem was that that particular actor went for a shoot outside the country.

I'm an aficionado of the Showtime reality show, "Family Business" about a family that works in the adult film industry. It's a pretty interesting look at the biz -- and funny, too!
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