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CDC: Gay Porn Actor Spread HIV After Testing Negative -- 17 Sex Partners in 22 Days

By Mark Judge | February 15, 2016 | 10:35am EST
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The Center for Disease Control is reporting that an actor in gay pornographic films infected two people with HIV, even after the actor tested negative for the disease.

 

According to researchers, in 2014 a 25-year-old male porn actor (labeled "Patient A” in the report) tested negative for HIV and over the next 22 days had unprotected sex with at least 17 people. The next HIV test came back positive, and further testing showed he transmitted the virus to two men - one of them another adult-film actor.

 

According to the CDC,  tests can't detect the HIV virus within the first 14 days of infection. "Adult film performers and production companies, medical providers, and all persons at risk for HIV should be aware that testing alone is not sufficient to prevent HIV transmission," the report states. 

 

The CDC suggests the porn industry promote the use of condoms, regular HIV testing, and the use of antiviral drugs for performers at risk of HIV.

 

In a press release, Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, said the following:

 

For years adult film producers have claimed that their testing program works and that performers who tested HIV-positive while working in the industry did not contract HIV at work, but became infected through exposure in their personal lives away from adult film sets. Today’s report from the CDC puts truth to that industry lie. California health officials vetted these performers’ blood samples with the CDC and the CDC determined conclusively after genetic sequencing including genotyping and phenotyping that this HIV infection did, in fact, occur on set.

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