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Author Topic: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV  (Read 26231 times)

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Offline next2u

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #100 on: December 10, 2010, 10:22:28 PM »
wow...you ever get the feeling the pot was calling the kettle black?
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #101 on: December 11, 2010, 10:02:25 AM »
The L.A. Times story said quoted him as admitting to having contracted
gonorrhea, chlamydia and herpes in the months prior to his HIV diagnosis.

Me thinks he dost protest too much.

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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #102 on: December 11, 2010, 02:57:51 PM »
how dare those straight guys make money on the side fucking boybutt!

Good point.  I'm highly offended.  If a gay man did the opposite he'd probably be sued for product misrepresentation.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #103 on: December 12, 2010, 12:07:06 AM »
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #104 on: December 12, 2010, 12:49:57 AM »
omg they've found us!

The stuff you manage to find never ceases to amaze me.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #105 on: December 12, 2010, 03:58:19 AM »
omg they've found us!

Wow, there is a lot of interest in us.  This is like the time I posted about a certain someone I knew and people on a famous tabloid website and other sites had our discussion posted.  They were discussing my health status and debating different aspects of it.   

It is sad that people felt the need to pull our discussion about this porn guy--not to discuss it intellectually, but to make fun of us and call us fags.  Sad!   

Offline mecch

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #106 on: December 12, 2010, 04:53:16 AM »
Both forums seem to be saying at least on thing in common, however, that this young man probably got HIV from a man.  

I don't think any of us care what gender was the source of his infection.  (and some of us are irked by his assumed closet case status)  We dont appreciate his or the presses willingness to give credibility to his transmission story.  They don't appreciate that hes a dirty fag with the aids.

I read in another article about the porn business and this story that guys having sex with guys are 50 times more likely to have contact with an HIV+ partner than male-female sex.  Dunno if that true.  The haters in the pro porn forum have a point if they are angry that guys in straight porn are tricking out in the gay world, though its too easy to say its dirty fags who are the source of such contamination.  Its a real us and them mentality and too richly ironic that the US is double anal nightmare straight porn. Hahaha.

All you have to do is read that thread to understand that Burts would be much better off in this forum as a way forward.  Cause finally nobody (except the gf) probably cares if hes gay or straight or bi or HIV+, just that eventually he assumes his actions and identity and gets on with the next part of his life.

I still give Burts a pass on his stupid public announcements due to his age and the messy situation he so clearly is in.  It would make a nice comparison between our forum and that hate hole other one if the snark about Burts was delivered with a heart that eventually he can get it together.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2010, 05:00:35 AM by mecch »
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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #107 on: December 12, 2010, 05:37:37 AM »
Oh and I scanned a few different threads in that forum and there seems to be a vendetta against one porn "talent" agent who also, is is claimed, takes illegally high commissions and books the women as bareback escorts, which they must do in order to work in the films as well.  And  Burts girlfriend is posted on that website: http://www.theluxurycompanion.com/view.php?id=187&amp;gender=female

Just saying it is a very messy messy world.
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Offline next2u

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #108 on: December 12, 2010, 11:14:07 AM »
yeah miss p, how do you find this stuff :). imma gonna have to give you another crown for being a super snoop!

that other thread is vile and they hate on them some mr pete (who is my myspace bud btw).

haven't heard much else about dude's infection or what's going on in the porn industry. i live like 50 minutes away from that place. damn....

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #109 on: December 14, 2010, 10:48:13 PM »
A gay porn company is being criticized for promoting serodiscordant sex without condoms.

http://www.poz.com/articles/Treasure_Island_Media_1_19594.shtml

Offline wtfimpoz

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #110 on: December 14, 2010, 10:55:52 PM »
Isn't drawing the line at TIM's advertisement of a serodiscordant couple a bit like complaining that a blind man took to the freeway at 120 mph without a seatbelt?
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Offline mecch

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #111 on: December 14, 2010, 11:31:59 PM »
You probably want to link to the full article:
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5279

Brad McGuire is not a role model for anyone or any group.  
If in any way T.I.M. is suggesting otherwise, it's coocoo.

He should be seen as a fantasy character only.

Since he's HIV- and regularly films bareback orgies he can't be seen as someone who seriously protects his HIV- status. Its all calculated risk reduction, which may be thoughtful, and which millions seem to do as well, but its hardly a sure thing.   How many of the "rarer" or "surprise" transmissions result from such behaviours?  

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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #112 on: December 14, 2010, 11:59:19 PM »
"The two are a real-life, long-term, promiscuous, bareback couple," stated the company in a press release.

In the statement, which was dated October 27, Paul Morris, the studio's owner, spoke of demolishing "the HIV-positive closet" and said, "We know exactly what we're doing and we will not allow reactionary individuals and organizations to dictate our behavior. James and Brad are fitting role models for young gay men. They are living their lives with honesty and integrity."


Demolishing the HIV+ closet... fitting role models for young gay men... what a load of crap. These men can do whatever they want but this studio trying to spin serodiscordant sex as a noble, revolutionary action is just ridiculous.


Offline komnaes

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #113 on: December 15, 2010, 07:07:52 AM »
TIM is a fetish (silly in many ways, IMO) of its own kind so I guess no one will really take this self-importance spin seriously.

But back to McGuire I just can't get around the fact that he's still HIV-. Could he be one of those few very very lucky ones with the mutated genes and not telling us?
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Offline mecch

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #114 on: December 15, 2010, 07:25:02 AM »
In my years I've met several HIV- bareback tops.
Also McGuire might be doing orgies with HIV+ guys who are mostly on HAART, reducing his risk. But, blah blah blah.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #115 on: December 17, 2010, 10:10:45 AM »
Patient Zeta, Porn Agent Butt Heads on Polygraph Questions

http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=128535
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #116 on: February 19, 2011, 12:58:01 PM »
I find this wildly disturbing.

SHOCK CLAIM: LA County Official Goes To Gay Performer's Home Asking For Blood

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 18:31

In an apparent attempt to isolate how gay porn performer Derrick Burts (a.k.a. Patient Zeta) became infected with HIV last October, LA County Health Department officials are now showing up at the homes of adult models and asking for blood samples.

That's what one gay porn star tells The Sword, who has asked to remain anonymous. In an interview earlier today, the HIV-positive performer (who is hereafter referred to as "Joe") claims that a female clinical services coordinator sent by LA County knocked on his door Monday asking for personal health information, and blood.

"She asked if she could come in and if I had a moment to speak, and I said OK. It was just a total surprise. I mean, I'm still dealing with becoming positive six months ago, and now this? It's just ridiculous," says Joe. "She asked if I'd be willing to give a blood sample to LA County and if I'd be willing to cooperate, and I was like, 'no!' They didn't have a subpoena or anything. I'm not going to just put myself out there and not know what someone is going to do with the information."

Though the clinical services coordinator would not confirm or deny to Joe that her inquiry was part of the ongoing Derrick Burts investigation, sources tell The Sword that LA County has been actively hunting down anyone and everyone associated with Burts, from co-stars and friends to agents and studios. In fact, The Sword can confirm that two health department officials attended last week's Cybersocket Awards in West Hollywood, seeking out those who had associated with Burts.

Last September, Joe was scheduled to shoot a scene with Burts in Florida, but that scene was canceled hours before call time when Joe's HIV test came back positive. He explains, "I was supposed to shoot with him I think, but honestly I can't remember. I've worked with so many guys. I don't even know the kid. He obviously gave [LA County] my name, but it doesn't even make sense because we didn't end up shooting together. This fuckin' kid...he doesn’t even know his own situation. I’ve heard him say tons of things that are completely false."

Derrick Burts' public statements have indeed been confusing, at best. He told the LA Times that he believed he acquired the virus on a gay porn set in Florida from a "known positive" and had never had gay sex off camera; within hours his Rentboy profile surfaced. He first opined that he became infected after oral sex; later he theorized that it happened after a co-star ejaculated on to his back and semen dripped into his anus. That a young and undoubtedly scared man has put forth contradictory statements while coming to grips with a life-altering medical condition is not surprising. What is surprising? That a state agency has purportedly been roped into a wild goose chase predicated on his emotionally charged and conflicting stories.

"Even if [LA County] finds out I'm positive, what does that matter? I didn't give it to him. And whoever did give it to him doesn't matter either; it's not like they can be stopped from working," Joe tells The Sword. "There are so many models working today who are positive, and it's up to the studios whether or not to use us or who to pair us with. It's up to the other models who aren't positive, too. Some don't care about working with a positive performer, some do. The point is, we’re here, and there's a lot of us, and we’re not gonna go anywhere. We’re not just gonna leave on the drop of a dime because some kid is trying to blame everyone in the world for what happened to him. We’re in the industry and this is our job, and we do the best that we can. We do the best that we can."

This morning, Joe says the clinical services coordinator called him on the phone, asking again if he'd be willing to cooperate with a county doctor and give a blood sample.

"Again, I told her 'no!' It’s an invastion of privacy. It’s none of their business. I'm just trying to live my life. If they want to get a subpoena, then fine. They can give it to my doctor and he can turn over my records. Until then, just leave me the fuck alone."
« Last Edit: February 19, 2011, 01:00:07 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #117 on: February 19, 2011, 01:56:47 PM »
What exactly is this agency hoping to find? This makes no sense to me. I'm glad "Joe" didn't cooperate.

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #118 on: February 19, 2011, 02:16:16 PM »
What exactly is this agency hoping to find? This makes no sense to me. I'm glad "Joe" didn't cooperate.

Being uncooperative in the face of unnecessary government interference is hot.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #119 on: February 20, 2011, 11:43:25 PM »
It would seem they are going to examine the strains of HIV in Burts and all the people he points the finger at to see if they share the same strain?  I've read this is scientifically possible to do now, right?  I remember those women on Oprah did this.  But, again, what would it prove?  He may possibly know which performer he got it from?  Or, who he gave it to?  Who is to say he wasn't the one who gave it to whomever they would find. 

I was recently reading how some LA lawmakers are proposing to make condoms required.  Could this be part of their "evidence" to use in pushing for mandated condom use to show he was infected during a porn shoot and not from outside activities?  Is Burts trying to prove he got it from a porn shoot, so he could file a lawsuit claiming the company put his health at risk and didn't take all reasonable precautions?  It would seem unlikely that the health dept would assist him in filing a lawsuit, but maybe they would if they are pushing for required condom use--which would probably lead to pushing for a state law.  The health dept would get what they needed from the info and Burts could also use that info to possibly file a lawsuit. 

A big question would be whether the health dept could get a judge to force these people to give blood samples.   

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #120 on: February 20, 2011, 11:53:15 PM »
Jebus Teddy, have you even been following what's been going on?
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Offline drewm

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #121 on: February 20, 2011, 11:59:10 PM »
Just a thought, if they pass a law mandating condoms in porns, the price of barebacking porn will go through the roof. It's a win for the undergound porn industry.
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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #122 on: February 21, 2011, 12:28:12 AM »
Jebus Teddy, have you even been following what's been going on?

Don't take the baby Jebus' name in vain..lol.  I don't know.  Did I say what was already very obvious to everyone, or am I way off the mark?  Both are always a possibility with me logging online always so late. 

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Re: Porn Actor Has Tested Positive for HIV
« Reply #123 on: February 26, 2011, 06:03:50 AM »
I am sure the actors sign a consent that they know the work involves some risk of STD.
If they don't sign such a consent, transmission of HIV would seem to be a valid legal pursuit for a workplace related injury.  We shouldn't forget that porn is work for these people and the industry needs to provide safe working conditions.

That said, anyone working in that industry should personally accept the small risk of STDs, and also must make personal peace with his own decision about when or when not to have protected sex. 

Just because a boss tells you to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge doesn't mean you should do so, and then later make a lawsuit for reckless endangerment.  You be dead anyway.



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