WAY off the subject...

  1. I was wading through ABCNEWS.com and came across an article in which a YOUNG porn-actress (involved in recent HIV-porn industry-scare) is interviewed and describes in detail how she contracted HIV from her 'work'. She was exposed during a scene with an infected porn-man...(i suggest reading it if you've got the stomach)

    Anyway...I was considering this story in all it's glory when it dawned on me thatThis girl was being FILMED while being infected (how wacked(sp?)out is that!)! ---

    you think it will become some kind of weird cult-classic?

    what a pitiful story. I feel so bad for that poor girl.
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I'm probably going to get the flaming of all flames for this, but everytime a person has sex, they are putting themselves at risk for anything, even if it is their 'occupation' or whatever.

    I feel sorry for the fact that she now has this disease, but i still say it's ultimately up to the person to protect themselves. And i am not meaning this next statement in a joking manner, but that's a heck of an occupational hazard to have.
  4. by   Tweety
    Marie, you're exactly right. It's been known for nearly 25 years how to prevent HIV infection and there is no excuse as to why someone in this day and time would become infected. I'm alarmed and dismayed and amazed that people are still getting infected. A good friend of mine got infected five years ago, "I let my guard down once"...duh...once is all it takes.

    I'm not a complete troll, I do have compassion for people and their mistakes and illnesses.
  5. by   Sheri257
    From what I understand everybody in the porn industry is supposed to be tested for HIV every thirty days ...

    However, I believe (and feel free to correct me on this) that the antibodies don't start showing up for six months after infection so, I guess monthly tests aren't that effective.

    Maybe that was the problem in this case ...

    :uhoh21:
    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 28, '04
  6. by   purplemania
    You don't have to be a porn "actress" to get HIV. I am sorry for anyone who has it, but why expose yourself to such a risk anyway??
  7. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    ... there is no excuse as to why someone in this day and time would become infected...
    Tweets -- Agree with the balance of your post. But the above seems just a tad exaggerated, doncha think?
  8. by   Sheri257
    All of this is great, except for one thing ...

    When it comes to sex, people don't always think logically.

    I'm not saying it's an excuse, but that's the reality in many cases.

    Afterall, people still get pregnant "accidentally" even though birth control is widely available.

    Go figure.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 28, '04
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from LarryG
    Tweets -- Agree with the balance of your post. But the above seems just a tad exaggerated, doncha think?

    Perhaps a tad. I have a lot of anger surrounding HIV, so that's where that comes from. But other than rape, what excuse can one give for getting HIV?
  10. by   ChrisA
    When something like a known infection comes out, the entire "mainstream" LA porn network responds fairly well. Production is shut down while partnership pedigrees are worked out going back from the point of infection for 6 months. It loses the industry hundreds of thousands, but some things are more important, I guess.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    agreed, Chris. I feel for this actress, but no more than I do for the millions sick in Africa for which there is no hope and no medical attention.
  12. by   Dixiedi
    Originally Posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    ... there is no excuse as to why someone in this day and time would become infected...


    Tweets -- Agree with the balance of your post. But the above seems just a tad exaggerated, doncha think?

    I have to agree with 3rd shift guy on this one, and it seems we've disagreed alot! But he's right. With darn few exceptions, there's no reason for anyone to become exposed these days. Carelessness is the only excuse and though I feel bad for them, I don't feel that bad. They got what they asked for. I just feel sorry they didn't have the good sense to ask for better.
  13. by   gypsyatheart
    I am really sorry for the girl, but,( I'm sure I'll get flamed for this), she is a porn actress....hello....risks are there....I saw an interview a few mos ago w/a few of these older porn "stars"....infected time and again w/a variety of STD's. Of course they now regret their years as porn actresses.... They also were interviewing some younger women, they were well aware of the risks, but state "the money is easy, and it's not too bad of work...."
  14. by   smk1
    Quote from lizz
    From what I understand everybody in the porn industry is supposed to be tested for HIV every thirty days ...

    However, I believe (and feel free to correct me on this) that the antibodies don't start showing up for six months after infection so, I guess monthly tests aren't that effective.

    Maybe that was the problem in this case ...

    :uhoh21:
    i've heard this as well, but unless they test on month one then keep them in isolation for the next six months , then test again, the initial test could be invalid. Also everbody who is currently "working" should not be having any "outside of the job" sex (boy that is a weird phrase) this is the only way to maintain a "clean" set of "actors".
    Last edit by smk1 on May 28, '04

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