POLL DANCING: Should porn stars wear condoms during sex scenes?

The first case of human immunodeficiency virus (H.I.V.) in the porn industry, since 2004, was confirmed on Wednesday June 10, The Los Angeles Times reported.

An adult film actress working in Southern California’s adult film industry tested positive for HIV on June 4 and then worked on a film on June 5, according to Adult Industry Medical (AIM) Health Care Foundation. AIM is a non-profit organization offering health services for industry workers and was founded by a former porn star. The actor who acted in the film with the woman has been tested and the results were negative.

The incident ignited concerns that the industry lacks the necessary measures to prevent the spread of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.   

Since then, the New York Times reported that 22 actors in porn films had contracted the human immunodeficiency virus (H.I.V.) since 2004. It has also fueled a major controversy where Los Angeles health officials are blaming AIM for not cooperating with state investigations and for failing to protect industry workers and their partners.

“We have an industry that is exposing workers to life-threatening diseases as part of their employment,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles county in the NYT article.  

Health officials have said that not requiring adult film stars to use condoms during intercourse is a “violation of safe-workplace regulations” and have pursued legislations requiring condoms during sex scenes.

Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles, said that the porn industry is “sending a terrible message to young people that the only kind of sex that’s hot is unsafe sex.”

So for this week’s Poll of the Week, we ask:

 –JD

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