Syphilis outbreak in US porn industry

 

Production is on hold. Consumers will not be affected

 

A syphilis outbreak has been confirmed within the USA pornography industry (primarily based in California). A male actor is being blamed for spreading the disease to at least half a dozen of his co-workers according to The Guardian.

 

CBS News reports 9 cases have been confirmed by health officials in Los Angeles, and the discovery of more cases is likely, according to Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the Department of Public Health.

 

The outbreak which has halted porn production in Los Angeles, should not put the industry in jeopardy, given that actors can return to work in 10 days after taking antibiotics. The Independent reports doctors have recommended treating all adult film actors and actresses as a precaution.

 

 

American actor Mr. Marcus has been named as the source of the outbreak, having allegedly photocopied and amended a positive test result in order to continue working.  Adult Video News (AVN) has confirmed Mr. Marcus is in fact the “patient zero” who altered his positive test so he could perform in sex scenes.

 

My personal doctor doesn’t know what I do for a living (…) so his thing was just don’t have any sex for 7-10 days. Once I did that shot I felt pretty confident. Every doctor I talked to up to that point said ‘you get the shot. That’s it.’ If you had the syphilis in your system a lot longer than that you need three shots. But based on what he determined from my blood and looking at my symptoms, he said the one shot was good enough. So I did the one shot and I didn’t have to do anything else: Mr. Marcus.

 

In the meantime, a knowledgeable consumer of porn who preferred to remain anonymous has stated to this blog’s author:

 

There’s plenty of porn to go around. Consumers shall not be affected by this moratorium as the industry will be back in business in a couple of weeks. Actors will double the load to make up for any nuisance.

 

European pornographers have not officially reacted to the situation yet so one might thing they are up and running, filming without disturbances: Anonymous consumer.

 

European pornographers have not officially reacted to the situation yet so one might thing they are up and running, filming without disturbances.

August 23rd, 2012.

TRC

Notice. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can only be diagnosed and duly treated by a health care professional. The use of barrier protection is strongly recommended for those who want to avoid getting infected. Contact your physician for further information.

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