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    Positive HIV tests shut down porn movies

    I wonder if they get workman's Comp.

    Adult movie producers agreed to shut down sets for weeks Thursday after two performers tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.

    At least 45 men and women were under voluntary quarantine because they had sex with the HIV-positive performers or their sex partners, said Sharon Mitchell of the nonprofit Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation.

    The first performer to test positive, whom Mitchell declined to name, was "conscientious" about having HIV tests every three weeks, she said. On Friday he tested positive for HIV and a follow-up test on Monday confirmed it, Mitchell said.

    Mitchell confirmed later Thursday that one of about a dozen women the performer had sex with in films also tested HIV-positive.

    A list of quarantined performers was placed on the Web site of the foundation, which screens about 1,200 adult movie performers a month for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    As of Thursday about a dozen adult movie companies had agreed to follow a voluntary moratorium on production until June 8, said Tim Connelly, publisher of the industry news magazine AVN.

    Although the quarantine is voluntary, the performers involved won't be working for at least two months, until new tests clear them, Connelly said. It would be "absolutely insane" for companies to hire them earlier, he said.

    Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health and health officer for Los Angeles County, said the agency did not consider the HIV case a threat to public health "at this point."

    "I think in general, they've done an appropriate job in terms of the quarantine measures taken," he said.

    However, the discovery shows that screening programs are not perfect and the only way to prevent AIDS "is not to have unprotected sex."

    Mary Carey, an adult movie star who ran for governor of California last fall, said she had not worked with the HIV-infected actor or his co-stars. However, as a precaution she was canceling a lesbian porn shoot even though she did not consider it risky.

    "It's very scary," she said. "This is kind of a wake-up call for everybody."

    It was unclear how much impact the work stoppage would have on the $4 billion to $13 billion-a-year industry, which is centered in the San Fernando Valley. Some companies have as much as a year's worth of movies ready, said Jill Kelly, a former adult performer turned producer.

    Some of the largest players declined to take part in the moratorium, arguing that they already have safety measures in place. Vivid Entertainment Group of Van Nuys said it requires condom use and negative HIV tests within 30 days of the start of production.

    The last industry HIV scare was in 1999, when a male performer tested positive for the disease. He no longer performs and no other performers were infected.

    Before that, a male performer infected five women in 1998.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html

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    Man, that sucks.
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by petard
    Man, that sucks.
    :-)
    not any more

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    Petard,
    Are you in the business?

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    LoL@Rik and Boogs

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    man thats scary I'm glad I wore rubber gloves when I watched those movies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    Petard,
    Are you in the business?

    In my younger days. Perhaps you remember my stage name "Miles Long"?
    :-)

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    http://www.talkingblue.com/malestar/miles_long.htm

    Porn Star Miles Long has got more going for him than just one of the industry's best names. He's a likable hunk who toiled for long years in the background, working as ex-wife Shay Sweet's road manager, lighting guy, MC and DJ while she toured the country with her feature strip show. When he finally got the chance at some fame of his own, he grabbed for it with both hands .

    Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Miles met and married Shay Sweet in the early 90s. He spent the bulk of the decade traveling the country with her, doing all of the work on her act that she couldn't do herself. After becoming one of the most popular feature dancers on the scene, Shay decided to try her luck at porn, and she brought Miles along with her .

    They made their hardcore debut in 1999, performing together in a string of features that illustrated their lust for one another. Among the best of these are 'Fresh Flesh #09' and 'The Watcher #04,' where Shay gets down and dirty with Miles after favoring him with some of her well-honed lap dance maneuvers. 'Naked News' is another great flick with the pair, and they light up the flick's final scene with an intense back door blast .

    As with many porn relationships, jealousy and cash conspired to drive Miles and Shay apart. He landed on his feet -- so to speak -- and has been an on-again, off-again performer ever since. Among his best non-Shay outings is 'Service Animals #11,' where he joins Christina Mercedes and Vicci Calencorie for a white-hot threesome. 'Service Animals #04' featured a great scene between Miles and Jenna Haze, a blistering boff that was her introduction to the porn scene. 'Acid Dreamz' finds Miles in a steamy triad with Shayla Laveaux and Michelle Michaels .

    Miles Long continues to work in porn whenever the mood strikes him. He also is still working as Shay's tour manager, having stayed friends throughout their break-up. Tall, dark and handsome, Miles Long is one of the favorite studs among female porn fans everywhere.
    Quite a career! muwahahaha

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    You forgot to mention that Miles "aka" Petard posts on Techzones in his spare time recruiting other pron stars such as Fastgame and Hotmale for steamy Instant Messaging fun LOL.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipp51
    You forgot to mention that Miles "aka" Petard posts on Techzones in his spare time recruiting other pron stars such as Fastgame and Hotmale for steamy Instant Messaging fun LOL.
    lol!!!!

    I hear Lynchknot stands for a new technique of erotica......
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    U Doods are sick.....LMAO

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    I thought that lynchy was using voice recognition software now so he has his hands free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    I thought that lynchy was using voice recognition software now so he has his hands free...
    LOL, will prolly have to upgrade to mind-reading telepathy to allow other uses for the tongue

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    I'm ambipedextrious

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    Quote Originally Posted by PIPER
    U Doods are sick.....LMAO
    Times 2...it only gets worse LOL

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