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by Tod Hunter for XBIZ  

(ed note: yikes!)

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — Adult Industry Medical Heathcare, the clinic that administers and records HIV tests among adult performers, has reported to XBIZ that a female performer has tested positive for HIV and her partners — a "handful," according to AIM administrator Brooke Hunter — have tested negative and are under industry quarantine for two 14-day testing periods.

"The actress was involved in a small amount of films in a short period of time," Hunter told XBIZ. "She still is in counseling."

In a statement issued earlier today, AIM said, "There has been a person who has tested positive. There were exceptionally few partners, inside and outside the industry. All partners are currently testing negative and in adult employment quarantine. All required reporting has been complied with, as have the AIM and industry protocols. The investigation is ongoing. This is not a major event."

Disclosure of private health information is regulated by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

"It's private medical records," attorney Michael Fattorosi told XBIZ. "You saw this at Cedars-Sinai where stars got medical procedures done and people who worked there called TMZ and other people about it. Without a waiver, no one should be able to make this information public."

Hunter said that AIM is aware of the rumors circulating about the situation.

"We are really bothered by what we've seen on the gossip sites, all the unsupported documents," she said.


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and the media is stirring up a shitstorm about it. there they go again..I guess the swine flu's losing its charm
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And you know adult performers get tested for STDs far more often than probably any other group of people you could ask. And usually, the source is from someone outside the industry!
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Are they testing her partners outside the industry, too? Or is that up to them? The article is phrase a little oddly. It almost makes it seem like "divine" infection. Poor lady, though.
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They are also making a huge deal about the 16 adult performers that tested positive but what they aren't stating is that they tested positive during their prelimenary test before they ever actually performed. So actually, they aren't "in" the industry yet.
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I think that is a fairly low number, actually. They do make every effort to test all partners the infected may have had sex with outside the biz too. Plus they won't let anyone perform until all tests come back clean. Lots of push to go condom-only but I doubt that'll happen.

I mean - how many of you (us) are using condoms every time you have sex? Probably very, very few.

And speaking of HIV...new documentary out about Richard Berkowitz, the "Safe Sex Hustler": http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105103581
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