The Latest HIV Gay Porn Scare, And The AHF/CalOSHA Attempt To Stoke Peak BS For Their Condom Mandate

The Latest HIV Gay Porn Scare, And The AHF/CalOSHA Attempt To Stoke Peak BS For Their Condom Mandate

Well…2014 was indeed the year of the attempted HIV Porn Scare, with the AB 1576 campaign going down in flames before the California State Senate….but I did say then that it would not be the last attempt by those wanting to impose condoms on porn shoots to attempt to shake the hive.

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And this week, they almost got their panic. Almost, that is.

This whole story starts in September of this year, where an unnamed gay porn performer somehow managed to score a shoot in a gay video in Nevada while he was HIV+, and managed to infect at least one other gay performer in the process.  Note the qualifier here: a gay shoot. Bookmark that one, really, because it will come in quite handy later on.

Update: After further review of CDPH’s alert, I rephrase that last paragraph: the original performer had tested negative, then performed unprotected in two shoots within the two week period where he unintentionally infected at least one other performer. Still, the question remains of the length of time between his last negative test and the shoot, as well as how he got infected to begin with. Also, the second performer was infected in a subsequent shoot, not the original.

Now, the second performer was ultimately confirmed to have gotten infected in spite of confirmation that he had been tested and cleared of HIV previously prior to the fateful shoot. No confirmation yet, though, has been made of how soon either performer was tested prior to shooting that scene; but it was confirmed that the test used was the more traditional ELISA antibody test. That’s the HIV test that is 100% accurate when the antibodies are present, but also with a latency period of nearly 3 to 6 months where the antibodies can mask themselves in the bloodstream during seroconversion without detection. Bookmark that fact, too.

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One Response to "The Latest HIV Gay Porn Scare, And The AHF/CalOSHA Attempt To Stoke Peak BS For Their Condom Mandate"

  1. Ernest Greene   December 31, 2014 1:00 pm at 1:00 PM

    Different year, same bullshit. The Nevada case has zero overlap with the situation in het porn here. AHF says the performers involved were tested, but he carefully sidesteps which test was used. The ELISA’s 3-6 month window is a far cry from the APTIMA test’s ten days. That’s the standard for all performers working on the straight side. If the production company had been part of the PASS system the whole incident would have been prevented, condom or no, because the infected partner would have been weeded out of the talent pool.

    So what we get is the usual spin from the AHF gang and their unsavory supporters, such as Pink Cross. Nothing makes these ghouls happier than a newly-infected porn performer, regardless of what the person actually did and whether or not it was in any way related to the kind of work done by those performers against whose safer options AHF campaigns relentlessly, just as it does Truvada.

    There’s something really vile about the way these people rush for the microphones as soon as a performer gets sick. If this is how the celebrate New Years one shudders to think what they consider Halloween fun.

     
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