TRPWL‘s men on the ground in the Czech Republic confirm that according to local talent agents, as well as one ‘first generation’ patient, a few performers that work regularly at LegalPorno Studios in Prague have tested positive for syphilis.
The first known positive test result reportedly came to light on Thursday, October 15. TRPWL is withholding the names of those apparently infected out of respect for their medical privacy.
In an email to TRPWL, a leading figure in the U.S. adult industry insisted that LegalPorno “has the worst rep of any Europe-based studio.”
They are a very dangerous company who often does not use proper testing at all and will allow actors both male and female, but very often female whom they are trying to persuade at short notice to shoot, to use an HIV home test kit – which is of course an Elisa test, and that is conducted 15 mins before shooting begins.
While there has been no word of any syphilis infections in the U.S. performer population, the Venus Berlin show is currently happening, and some U.S. adult producers are shooting in Europe at this time.
Anyone who has had sexual contact with performers in the Czech talent pool, or who have recently shot with Czech talent, are encouraged to get tested and/or get a penicillin shot. We’re not doctors, and offer this purely as common sense advice; we make no claim of any clinical proficiency which would constitute sufficient basis to offer medical advice.
Syphilis is an STD that can have very serious complications when left untreated, but it is simple to cure in its early stages with a single injection of the antibiotic penicillin, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the CDC, syphilis is transmitted through direct contact with syphilis sores, which mainly occur on the external genitals, vagina, anus or inside the rectum.
Under PASS testing protocols, adult performers are tested every 14 days for a variety of STIs, including syphilis, in order to be cleared to shoot. At press time, the testing protocols at LegalPorno have been called into question, and the precise number of Euro performers who may have been exposed is unknown.
More as this story develops…
UPDATE MONDAY OCT 19 — from XBIZ
Eszter of the Budapest-based Brill Babes talent agency told XBIZ Monday her agency is aware of the positive tests and taking precautions.
“We know that one of the guy’s test result will be confirmed on Wednesday,” she said. “So far we can do only for the moment to separate our two models who had direct contact with the guy. We send them to get penicillin injections and don’t book them for works as long as the ‘sleeping time’ of syphilis is over. We protect our models as much as possible, however Budapest is clear from all this. We hope it will stay like this with the corresponding precautions.”