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Big Named Porn Stars Infected With Syphilis

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 6:30pm -- shelleylubben
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100 Syphilis-Positive Porn Performers in Europe and 9 in the Los Angeles Porn Industry and Counting!

LOS ANGELES — Veteran male porn star Rocco Siffredi told XBIZ Friday that there are “89 to 100” adult performers currently infected with syphilis in three different Eastern European cities where porn is regularly shot — Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; and St. Petersburg, Russia.

“We have a lot of positives for syphilis. We don’t really know where this came from, but I’m pretty sure it came from Russia before it came to Budapest in July,” said the 27-year veteran performer/director, whose production company is based in Budapest, Hungary

In 1993 the Italian Rocco Siffredi started making movies in Hungary due to low production costs and steady supply of females. The extreme poverty in the country force many young girls from the provinces to seek their fortune in the capital Budapest. Porn actress Mya Diamond says: "I come from a small village. I wanted to flee poverty and help my brothers and my mother financially." 

Another consequence of the poverty conditions in Hungary is that performers are more desperate to succeed, and therefore willing to engage in extreme types of sexual intercourse that aren’t even practiced yet in the United States. These high-risk practices lead to high transmission rates of STDs and sometimes HIV among performers. 

With so much competition in the U.S., popular American porn stars fly to Europe to get work and often bring back diseases into the US. Hungarian Porn actress Aletta Ocean who worked five months in 2009 in the US divulged she is one of the recent infected stars who contracted syphilis in Hungary.

“Most of the big-name girls, they all have syphilis, nearly all of them,” Siffredi said.

Adult production in Budapest has been suspended through September 3 due to the outbreak. The trade organization for the Los Angeles porn industry is currently calling for a moratorium while L.A. officials investigate the syphilis outbreak.

Officials from the health department warn the nine Syphilis cases recently discovered in the LA Porn Industry, “may be the tip of the iceberg.”

Adult Production Health and Safety ServicesOver the past two days, industry blogger Mike South reported that the Free Speech Coalition’s Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) is privately advising ALL adult performers to take antibiotics such as Penicillin regardless of testing, medical exams or possible exposure. South wrote, “Through APHSS they are now recommending that everyone in porn take the antibiotics whether you have it or not. That is a very reckless and dangerous suggestion for APHSS to make…” 

Many believe there is a widespread cover up is taking place in the adult industry in order to hide  the truth about this latest outbreak of sexually transmitted disease among performers,” Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, says. “Simply giving 1,000 performers antibiotics like Penicillin—which some people may be allergic to—prophylactically can be dangerous without proper medical supervision, and to do so WITHOUT any coordination with L.A. County Public Health officials is irresponsible.” 

Veteran performer Siffredi said Hungarian performers must wait at least two months before returning to work because they may still be able to transmit the disease, he said.

“Here you can catch it even if you get the treatment. For two months you are always positive,” Siffredi said, noting he is aware that in Los Angeles, someone who receives an injection is said to no longer be contagious after 10 days. But he doesn’t understand why the time windows are so different.

“In the U.S. it’s 10 days, here they say it’s 60 days,” he said. “I’m trying to figure out what is the real thing. In the end of the story, nobody can work.”

But the reality is that porn stars will still work. They have luxurious lifestyles to pay for and can’t afford a 60 day suspension.

Siffredi said his estimate of “89 to 100” infected actually is from “around two or three weeks ago.” 

“Then I heard the news about syphilis in L.A. and the stories with Mr. Marcus,” Siffredi explained. “It came much faster than what I thought. I really thought we could isolate it in Europe.”

Mr. Marcus is the 18 year veteran black performer who admitted he recently altered his test two times to work in the LA porn industry. He told XBIZ that he is “very sorry” for altering his STI test result that showed he tested positive for Syphilis.

But with nine cases and counting there will be many more sorry porn stars.

Mr MarcusMr. Marcus says he was diagnosed for syphilis on July 12, received a penicillin shot on July 13, and returned to work 11 days later, on July 24. He claims he thought he was safe but altered his test anyways. But according to doctors one must go back to his last negative syphilis test to establish any timeline. His infection occurred sometime between his last negative test and July 11. Possibly even up to ninety days before that negative test, as he may have been in the window period before the infection was detectable. He could have had this disease for months without knowing it. Syphilis is easy to spread; even skin to skin contact can transmit the disease.

Porn veteran Siffredi said from the information he has gathered in Budapest that “it seems nobody has the same way to cure the people.”

“On my side I decided not to work anymore until this is clear,” he continued. “Because syphilis is very, very heavy shit. It’s not like HIV, but if you catch it two times in a row, like if you catch it right now and cure yourself, and then catch it again, then it will become much harder to be cured of it. I was very lucky not to catch it.”

He pointed to girls doing too much private escort work outside of their porn scenes as the likely reason for the outbreak.

“This is my opinion that too many girls are doing double work because there is not too much work in the porn business like before. So they do some escorting,” Siffredi said. “When you get that blood test that’s valid for one month and then do escorting one week and come back to the business without making a new test that would cause the problem.

“I know for a fact that many, many girls are escorting.”

Former porn actress Shelley Lubben says when she was in porn, “I did escorting on the side. If the price is right the condom can be pulled off. Porn stars don’t care about their health, they care about the money.”

On the LADirect Models web site with a talent pool of over 100 porn stars code words like, “Bachelor Party” are used for prostitution. It’s very common among Los Angeles and New York porn agencies to offer girls for prostitution.

Siffredi said that he’ll often call an agency and ask if a girl is available to film and they’ll tell him, “Oh, they are in Switzerland.”

“We don’t shoot in Switzerland,” Siffredi said.

Siffredi says he had received two different phone calls from agents asking for his help in recruiting porn girls to travel to Switzerland for “privates”.

“I told them we call this prostitution, and I can’t help you,” Siffredi said.

The situation in Budapest is unlike anything he has previously experienced in his career, Siffredi added.

“Twenty-seven years in this business and I’ve never seen such a big mess in porn,” he said.

Siffredi also cited serious concerns about one production company that he claimed shoots orgy scenes with established porn girls and several dozen civilian guys who come to the shoots without being properly tested for STDs.

Los Angeles is no exception. Porn ads in magazines like LAWeekly by porn companies solicit “civilians” off the street to have fantasy sex with their favorite porn star. Nobody shows up with a test.

 “Those guys come with no test and have to wear a rubber. And after 10 to 15 minutes, everybody pulls off the rubber,” says Siffredi.

Indeed they do and we have the Syphilis outbreak to prove it.

History of AIDS Deaths and HIV Outbreaks in the Porn Industry

Many gay and straight performers have died from AIDS beginning in the 1980’s when HIV cases were first reported in the U.S. in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, the exact time and place where pornography was also first being produced.

Coincidence?

More than 100 gay and straight performers died from AIDS since 1980. Many more have become infected by STDs.

aids deathNotable AIDS deaths associated with the straight porn industry include Marc Stevens in 1989, John Holmes in 1988 who lied about his HIV status up until his death and is believed to have infected gay porn stars Johnny Dawes, Chris Burns and Joey Yale and straight porn stars Lisa DeLeeuw and Rene Bond who all died from AIDS. Larry Flynt’s wife and centerfold Althea died from AIDS in 1987. Gay and mostly straight actor R.J. Reynolds died from AIDS in 1987. R.J. worked intimately with straight performer Lisa De Leeuw who died from AIDS in 1993. J.W. King died in 1986 who was R.J. Reynolds real life lover at the time of his film appearances with King.

Notable deaths in the 90’s of porn stars who worked in straight porn are Tex Anthony who died from AIDS in 1992. Eric Ryan, Cassandra del Rio and Lisa DeLeeuw died from AIDS in 1993. Morelle DeKeigh died in 1994 from AIDS. Eric Stone died in 1996 and Lisa Melendez died in 1999 from AIDS.

There are numerous AIDS related deaths in the straight industry in the 2000’s as well such as transsexual bisexual performer Cristiane Lernon who died in 2003. In 2004 very famous gay and straight transsexual performer Karen Dior died from AIDS. In his book, “Sleeping Under the Stars,” he details some of his sleaziest unprotected sexual encounters on and off the porn set with gay and straight porn stars to include Sharon Kane, Paul Morgan, Drew Andrews, Tony Davis, Rick Donovan, John Holmes and Peter North; some of who are still performing in straight porn today.

Peter North aka former gay performer Matt Ramsey made a few dozen gay porn movies in which he 'bottomed' for some of the largest male talent in the porn industry (including Rick Donovan). He also worked with Bill Henson who died from AIDS in 1990. North began his career as a flexible gay porn star who topped and bottomed, but left gay porn in 1986 to pursue a heterosexual porn career, changing his name to Peter North. North has at times denied having done so, then admitted (but stated that an anal stunt double was used), and now simply refuses to discuss it.

Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive…

Notable HIV infections in the straight US porn industry include female porn actress Dusty who was infected with HIV in 1992. Carrie Morgan was infected in 1993. Rebekka Armstrong became infected in 1994. Barbara Doll was infected in 1995. Nina Cherry, Delfin and Jordan McKnight were infected in 1997. In the 1998 HIV outbreak, porn actresses Tricia Devereaux, Kimberly Jade, Caroline and Brooke Ashley were infected with HIV allegedly by Marc Wallice who is speculated to have intentionally hid his HIV positive status with fake blood through several HIV testing cycles in order to keep working.

Sounds familiar with Mr. Marcus doesn’t it?

Tony Montana was infected with HIV in 1999. He had performed in scenes with Marc Wallice and did an anal scene with Misty Dawn (who is better known as Laurie Holmes as she was married to John Holmes shortly before he died of AIDS in 1988). Misty Dawn continued to do porn and was active in porn until 2003. Who knows who she infected!

Niki Lae was infected in 2000 with HIV. Tori Coca Flame was infected in 2001. She performed with gay and straight performer Eric Stone who died from AIDS in 1996. Straight to gay performer Michael Anthony was infected with HIV in 2003.

Then the notorious 2004 outbreak happened.

Miss Arroyo, Lara Roxx, Jessica Dee, Bianca Biaggi and Darren James were all infected with HIV in 2004. Miss Arroyo acquired HIV on March 30, 2004 while filming with Darren James in a straight porn scene with unprotected sex performing double anal penetration.

Lara Roxx acquired HIV on March 24, 2004 while performing with Darren James. She only did five movies and was in the porn industry only a few months before acquiring the disease. Jessica Dee acquired HIV from Darren James while performing unprotected sex in a porn scene March 24, 2004. Jessica tested positive for HIV in April 2004.

Jennifer, a transsexual porn performer, was diagnosed positive with HIV on May 4, 2004. Black male porn star Darren James was active from 1997 to 2004. He tested positive with HIV on April 12, 2004. Darren James claims he got infected with HIV while filming in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 10, 2004 when having unprotected anal sex with Brazilian porn actress Bianca Biaggi.

When Darren James returned from Brazil his test had not shown up positive yet, and he worked with around 13 female performers in unprotected anal scenes, some of which were infected with HIV through Darren James. Since the 2004 outbreak performers who now go overseas are supposed to wait a month upon return pending test results prior to performing in the states again.

Due to the 2004 outbreak, the California State government considered regulating the industry. Some proposed to mandate the wearing of condoms during sexually explicit scenes. Industry insiders say this would ruin sales of their wares since the unprotected content is one of the selling points of some of their films. They say the wearing of condoms ruins the sexual fantasies of many viewers.

The reality is that the porn industry has infected and killed hundreds of porn stars with the spread of HIV and AIDS. There is NO fantasy in porn.

In June 2009 a female porn actress had become infected with HIV. In 2010 a male actor had become infected with HIV. That performer was identified as Derrick Burts who has worked in straight and gay pornography. Despite contracting gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis in the porn industry Burts continued working with unprotected sex in the straight industry before quitting when he was diagnosed as being HIV positive in 2010.

Since 1985, a total of about 20 of those years are known to have involved actors and actresses who became infected with HIV or who died from AIDS who worked in the straight porn industry. The only years where HIV outbreak or AIDS deaths within the straight porn industry have not been reported that we know of are 1985, 1991, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

However, in 2011, a positive HIV result for a porn actress in Florida was reported. Conveniently it was apparently a false positive. Or was it? Can we really trust an industry that has members who lie, alter and fake their blood tests in order to work?

Can we trust an industry who wants to give over 1,000 penicillin shots to porn stars in order to cover up how many Syphilis cases there really are?

I think not.

To learn more about Shelley Lubben, former porn actress who acquired HPV which led to cervical cancer and Herpes, a non-curable disease while in the porn industry, please visit www.shelleylubben.com

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