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Quetzal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:15 AM
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Former porn actress leads AIDS fight in industry
Former porn actress leads AIDS fight in industry

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Former porn star Sharon Mitchell lived a "Boogie Nights"-style life of fame and excess, turning out more than 1,000 movies with titles like "Jail Bait" and "Captain Lust and the Pirate Women."

Along the way, she acquired herpes, chlamydia and a 16-year heroin habit. She was also raped and beaten by a deranged fan in 1996.

A few years later, though, she would return to the industry in a much different role: unofficial chief health-care officer.

Mitchell, holder of a Ph.D. in human sexuality, co-founded the nonprofit Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, which provides testing for sexually transmitted diseases along with drug and psychological counseling for porn actors.

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http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/23/porn.aids....
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:53 AM
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1. She should be commended..
one of the few people looking out for sex workers in the porn industry.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:16 AM
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2. The Sad Truth
There are actually quite a few people looking out for sex workers in the porn industry.

Unfortunately, half of them are being chased by the cops, and the other half are being chased by one or more Mobs.

Yep. Just for looking out for sex workers in the porn industry.

--bkl
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