They came, we saw, porn conquered. Many of the biggest stars from the adult film industry's so-called Golden Age — an era when VHS launched pornography into a multi-million dollar business — have come and gone. The former special education teacher began a drastic career change in , when his girlfriend sent naked photos of him to "Playgirl. The spread was so impressive that he started getting calls from adult film directors.
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Read about the porn industry's opposition to Measure B here. The Free Speech Coalition is the adult film industry trade group that runs mandatory STD testing for actors every 14 or 28 days. If they aren't tested, they can't perform. The Free Speech Coalition has said that its rigorous industry testing eliminates the need for condoms during vaginal and anal sex. It says the Los Angeles County porn industry hasn't had a performer test positive for HIV since , and that performer didn't contract the virus from the porn community. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles, spoke at a news conference in support of Measure B following its passage last November.
Sexually transmitted infections in the pornography industry
This is a categorized, alphabetical list of people who are known to have been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus HIV , the pathogen that causes AIDS, including those who have died. AIDS is a pandemic. HIV is spread primarily by unprotected sex including anal and oral sex , contaminated blood transfusions , hypodermic needles , and from mother to child during pregnancy , delivery, or breastfeeding.
In late January, tucked away in a fluorescent-lit conference room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, dozens of porn industry insiders gathered for a panel on the latest in HIV research. In the neighboring exhibit halls, the annual Adult Entertainment Expo was underway, and fans lined up for autographs from performers and poked at the surreal flesh of sex dolls. Anyone who tests HIV positive is permanently barred from the system. In the wake of the panel, rumors started circulating on Twitter, including claims that PASS had been suddenly changed to allow HIV-positive performers into the general talent pool.