Porn 'star' tests positive for HIV...49 others at risk

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by mytwocents, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Now I'm a girl, so of course I know nothing about porn...uh, yeah.... but I've never heard of this guy.... Of course I'm quite sure I know at least 1 of the 14 chicks that he may of infected or the 35 guys that they may have infected..... not personally of course.....at least I don't think so..... although there was that one drunken evening.......errrrrr....


    Actor's HIV Infection Strikes Calif. Porn Industry
    By Gina Keating

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's multi-billion-dollar adult porn industry ground to a virtual halt on Thursday after a popular actor tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.
    Industry advocates immediately called for a 60-day moratorium on filming so that others could be tested.
    Actor Darren James tested positive for HIV on Wednesday in screening conducted routinely on the industry's 1,200 regular actors by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare (AIM) Foundation, the foundation's Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell said.
    They must show negative tests to keep working in the industry, Mitchell said, adding that only about 17 percent of performers use condoms.
    James, the first porn actor to test positive for the virus since 1999, had a "stellar record" of tests -- negative every three weeks for the past seven years, she said.
    Mitchell said James may have contracted the virus about four weeks ago while filming in Brazil on a "non-condom" set.
    The Los Angeles-based industry, which normally films three to four films a day, must now wait 60 days to learn whether the deadly virus spread to 14 actresses who had onscreen sex with James, or to the 35 sex partners the women subsequently had.
    The at-risk actors have been quarantined until June 8, and Mitchell has advocated a moratorium on shooting until the extent of the infection is known.
    Former porn actress Jill Kelly, founder of Jill Kelly Productions Holding, Inc., said she and most other film producers have halted production for the next two months.
    The postponement of eight films "won't do much damage" and can be quickly remedied by doubling the six-day-per-month shooting schedule, Kelly said.
    But actors who live "check to check" may have trouble making ends meet during the moratorium, she said.
    "Most of the people I have talked to are cooperating," she said. "There are a few people that won't. But if I find out there is talent working I won't ever hire them again."
    Kelly said she was quarantined in 1999 after working with actor Tony Montana who subsequently tested positive for HIV and infected several co-stars.
    "I was clean (but) it's scary," she said.
    Director Corey Jordan, who used James in his "Baby Got Back" series, called the actor's diagnosis "a shock," but predicted the industry would rebound.
    "In the porn community itself, HIV is pretty much taken care of in the sense that we make sure everyone is tested," he said. "Right now it's not about money, it's about people's well being."
     
  2. Bummer....
     
  3. Mecro

    Mecro

    Brazil of course.

    What did he expect?
     
  4. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=80660

    Lara Roxx Diagnosed as HIV-Positive
    By: Scott Ross
    04-15-2004

    CHATSWORTH, Calif. - As feared, one of the women who worked with Darren James has tested HIV-positive. Lara Roxx, one of three Canadians in the first-generation, has just been confirmed positive by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM).

    Roxx, who is either 18 or 19-years-old, performed in a mini-gang bang scene with Darren James, Mark Anthony, Maxxx Black on March 24. Anthony and Black performed a double anal with Roxx, as part of that scene. Black is now quarantined as a member of a new line of the virus.

    Black has since performed with Rayveness, who is now considered in second-generation of this new line of the virus and quarantined as well.

    Roxx had only been in the adult industry for three months. Her scene with James and Anthony was her first double anal.

    Her agent Daniel Perreault, the agent who handles the women for the Eromodel Group, told Roxx not to come to Los Angeles on this trip, saying he didn't believe she was ready yet. She came anyway.

    In another development in James' line of the virus, John Strong has been identified as a person who worked with Banesca, one of the women in the first-generation of that line. Strong has been placed on the quarantine list.
     
  5. Mecro

    Mecro

    To be honest, I can't help but laugh after reading that. A bit heartless maybe.
     
  6. I wonder who else is on that list?
    I seriously hope this agent thinks that has anything to do with it...

    Um..yeah, its hard not to laugh when you see something like, '...was her first double anal." Actually now I'm confused... not that a nice innocent girl like me would have any idea of what 'single' anal was.... but what's a double anal? Is that one after the other? In which case isn't that just anal.....with two guys? Seriously...I mean what? Two at the same ti....? No, no way.....that hurts just to think about.
     
  7. The backdoor shall be used for exits only! Thank you.
     
  8. Maybe you should consult one who is called "bungrider" on this issue.
     
  9. So... are you infected?

    to
     
  10. LMFAO! :D
     
    #10     Apr 16, 2004