An alert has been issued by the California Department of Public Health after an adult film actor who had "unprotected sex with multiple males" during a shoot in Nevada tested positive for HIV.
The Guardian reports:
California public health officials have issued an alert after finding “very strong evidence” that an adult film actor became infected with HIV as a result of unprotected sex on an out-of-state film shoot.
The Department of Public Health said on Monday the male actor tested positive for the virus that causes Aids after engaging in unprotected sex with several other male actors during two separate film shoots. He had tested negative before the shoot.
“During the second film shoot, he had symptoms of a viral infection,” the alert states. “The actor went to a clinic and had another blood test that showed he had recently become infected with HIV.”
One actor from the second shoot has since tested positive for HIV. According to the health department, laboratory results indicate the first actor who tested positive “probably transmitted” HIV to the second.
“In this case, the actor and production company thought he was HIV-negative during filming,” the alert reads. “Shortly after his negative test, HIV levels in his body rose rapidly to where he could infect other actors through unprotected sex.”
Michael Weinstein, the controversial head of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, reacted as harshly as expected.
“It’s happened before, it’s happened now, and it will happen in the future,” said Michael Weinstein, president of the Los Angeles-based Aids Healthcare Foundation. “The big lie the industry has been saying all these years, there are no on-set transmissions, has been proven to be untrue.”
You be the judge where is the 'strong evidence'- Responsible or Panic?