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Two adult film actors have contracted HIV, with one most likely infecting the other during unprotected sex at a film shoot in Nevada where testing was less stringent than industry standards, officials said. One of the actors had previously tested negative for the virus that causes Aids before a pair of film shoots, but then began showing symptoms during the second shoot and was later found to be HIV-positive, the California Department of Public Health said Monday in a statement. The infections came amid a major decline in porn filming in Los Angeles County — once the center of porn production in the country — after the passage of a law requiring porn actors to use condoms during filming. The number of porn filmmakers applying for shooting permits in the county declined from in to 40 in The Free Speech Coalition, a California-based trade group for the adult film industry, said the pair of film shoots linked to the latest infections occurred in September on a Nevada set using tests that do not detect HIV as early as tests done on sets that fully comply with industry standards. The group said it joined the California Department of Public Health in declaring a production moratorium when the infections were first discovered. It said performers on sets that complied with the more stringent protocols were tested and the moratorium was lifted. Michael Weinstein, president of the Aids Healthcare Foundation, said infections have happened before during porn productions and will likely happen again. The states of Nevada and California do not require porn actors to be tested for HIV, said Weinstein, who has pushed for testing laws in both states and helped pass the condom law in Los Angeles County. Testing is required under industry rules.
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Image: je n. If you want to shoot a real, budgeted, professional porn, you have to do a few things. Before getting naked and having sex in front of a camera, porn stars have to go through three checks—all for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The New York Times writes :. First, they show each other their cellphones: Each has an e-mail from a laboratory saying he or she just tested negative for H. Cobi quickly inspects their mouths, hands and genitals for sores. That process keeps the porn industry relatively free of HIV. Medical consultants for porn say that something like , sex scenes have been shot since without condoms without a single case of HIV being transmitted on set. So what can we learn from porn about HIV management? The New York Time s writes :.

In late January, tucked away in a fluorescent-lit conference room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, dozens of porn industry insiders gathered for a panel on the latest in HIV research. In the neighboring exhibit halls, the annual Adult Entertainment Expo was underway, and fans lined up for autographs from performers and poked at the surreal flesh of sex dolls. Anyone who tests HIV positive is permanently barred from the system. In the wake of the panel, rumors started circulating on Twitter, including claims that PASS had been suddenly changed to allow HIV-positive performers into the general talent pool. But the theoretical discussion had fired people up; then the whispers began that HIV-positive performers were already working within the tested talent pool. Transgender women are often similarly stigmatized. This is despite the fact that crossover performers who work in PASS-compliant straight porn go through the same testing protocols as non-crossover performers. I do my homework for my body. Gay porn, on the other hand, has traditionally used a broader spectrum of safer sex approaches, ranging from condoms with no testing to testing with no condoms. That is in part because of its exclusion of HIV-positive performers.

For the past two weeks, the media has been buzzing about the adult film performer in California who tested positive for HIV. The actor, inappropriately dubbed "Patient Zero," has been identified as a male actor who worked in both gay and straight porn, which appears to be a rarity with male performers. This discovery has prompted four studios, including Vivid Entertainment and Hustler Video, to shut down production while they test anyone who has had unprotected sex with him.

As of yet, no one has tested positive , but given that it can take up to 90 days to seroconvert, retesting will most likely happen in the near future. HIV infections in the porn industry are not a new phenomenon. While getting testing is voluntary, some studios require that their actors must be tested every 30 days and have documentation from the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation that they do not have HIV or any other STDs. But clearly, this method isn't fool proof, especially if the actor has had unprotected sex in between tests.

In , Darren James, who was unaware of his HIV status, unknowingly infected three other actresses. Twenty-two performers are reported to have tested positive for HIV since James, including a female performer who tested positive last year. Other sexually transmitted disease STD infections, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, pose a problem in porn as well.

That a performer tested positive for HIV today -- and that more may be infected -- was totally preventable. How many more people have to be infected with HIV before Los Angeles County steps in to do its job and protect performers' and the public's health and AIM stops being a "fig leaf" for the industry?

Many porn execs make the argument that viewers don't want to see condoms in porn -- it takes away from the fantasy. And even though porn is a billion dollar industry, it has taken a hit in the recession.

With amateur stars posting online videos for free and studio movies being pirated, studios may feel that barebacking is necessary for them to stay afloat. Former and current adult industry stars have been going on record about this debate. Jenna Jameson, a former adult star and current owner of her own studio, told Radar. The fact is that safe sex is not continuously practiced in the adult film world.

It's something that's left up to the performers and usually the women say yes or no and I think a lot of the women feel pressure to not use condoms because they're in fear of not getting hired by that company again. It's very sad and disgusting. However, feminist porn star Madison Young told Salon.

Making condoms mandatory for all adult films is just as confining and dis-empowering as eliminating condoms as an option for performers. There needs to be an element of choice, and the choice shouldn't be that if you want work you don't use condoms and if you want to use condoms then you don't work. Magdalene St. There's more chance of catching a disease by picking someone up in a bar than there is shooting porn.

At least everyone in the industry is tested regularly. There's always going to be a slight risk to what we do -- but it's a calculated risk and we're all aware of it. The only black-owned pornography studio in South Africa wants to be exception the condomless rule. The movie, "Mapona," which means "naked" in the Sotho language, drew its cast from volunteers who answered audition calls on a sex Web site aimed at the growing black professional class.

Tau Morena, said in media interviews that the site's 30, members had complained that all the X-rated movies in the country were made in the United States, Europe or Asia. He said the movie had "a gentle message about safe sex" because young black South Africans still have a "negative attitude towards condoms. While it is obvious that not using condoms on porn sets is a safety hazard, I have often wondered: How much of a safety hazard is it for viewers to consume condomless porn?

How much does watching bareback sex influence or reinforce our desire to mimic that same behavior in our own lives? Some experts would say there is a connection between the two. This summer, I had the opportunity to interview D. He and two other researchers -- Barbara Blake and Richard Sowell -- put together an interesting study about young men who have sex with men MSM.

Their study found that despite the HIV prevention information that is available to young MSM, it has failed to reach them at a young enough age. Flores believes that because sex ed curriculum in schools is so heterosexist, young MSM tend to use the Internet and gay porn to teach them about anal and oral sex.

He also said that, by the time safer sex messages have reached young MSM, it's too late: Unprotected sex had become a normal part of their sex lives. Of course, more research needs to be done on the topic, but these data make for an interesting theory. Perhaps now is the time for the porn industry to make some changes in terms of safer sex practices -- not just for the sake of their own employees, but for the sake of all of us.

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