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Porn Industry Drags Its Feet on HIV Probe

Posted on Apr 16, 2011
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A microscopic look at the human immunodeficiency virus that can lead to AIDS.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. porn industry attempted to block an investigation into the HIV infection of one of its actors, Derrick Burts, illustrating the dangers in an increasingly unregulated industry.

The investigation found that two porn actors who had sex with Burts were HIV-positive. Burts’ own HIV diagnosis in October shut down the production of several companies. —JCL

Los Angeles Times:

Health officials say two male porn actors were HIV-positive when they had sex with Derrick Burts, an adult film performer whose HIV diagnosis in October caused several large production companies to suspend filming.

The report indicated that adult film companies were stymieing the public health investigation into the HIV infection. “Limited cooperation from many adult film industry companies restricted this contact investigation. Rarely did industry legal counsel give information for investigation,” the report said.

The report, written by Dr. Francisco Meza, a physician with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service on loan to the California Department of Public Health, illustrated how public health officials have been unable to conduct an extensive, thorough investigation quickly.

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By Nelson M, April 26, 2011 at 11:18 am Link to this comment
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Why haven"t they banned porn alraidy and thrown all those dirty animals in quarantine?

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By Jesse, April 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment
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The re:solve AIDS project is raising money to get a promising AIDS vaccine
through human testing so that it can be produced and made available to the
public. Check it out

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By Keith, April 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm Link to this comment
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Finally somebody is doing something about AIDS.

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By JosefMayer, April 19, 2011 at 4:22 am Link to this comment
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Million are afflicted with HIV/AIDs in the U.S even this whole world.I just found “OnlinePoz, Com” is an exclusive community for singles and friends with HIV/AIDs.If you just need to find someone to talk to or give them help or advice, this is a nice place. People take care.

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By frecklefever, April 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment


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By TheEnd, April 16, 2011 at 9:51 pm Link to this comment

@ TDoff: A porn Czar?  While the obvious humor of that phrase isn’t lost on me, I think you worry too much.  And why does the idea of regulating porn make you think of only team jesus?  What if the oversight came from the scientific community in the form of condom subsidies? Now that would be money well spent, what with the whole HIV THING, DUDE! - TheEnd

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By samosamo, April 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment


You mean people in the u.s. are ‘doing sex’? How unchristian can
people be. This needs immediate and direct attention and much
study, research and investigation to stop these horrible acts of
ungodly pleasure of the flesh.

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By TDoff, April 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment

Good thinking! We need to regulate the Porn Industry. Of course, as soon as we appoint a Porn Czar, it will firmly cement the image of the US as a ‘Christian Nation, in whose ‘god’ we trust’, in the eyes of the world that so admires US now. Osama, on the other hand, will ROFLHAO. It will also be fun to watch the eyeballs pop out of the hypocritical GOPers and TPers in the House, (most of who watch porn while waiting to vote on bills in the chamber) as they froth-at-the-mouth in frenetic rage, knowing that their bill disallowing of salary for the Porn Czar will be bypassed by the White House. It will also be interesting to see which of the major US corporations that make a significant portion of their profits from porn support a Porn Czar, and how deadly the infighting becomes to support their particular candidates for the post.
BTW, if the current porn folks keep ‘Dragging their feet on the HIV probe’, they are liable to end up with AIDS-of-the-toes.

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