HIV transmission in the adult film industry
A male adult entertainment actor obtained a test for HIV that was negative. Then he had unprotected sex with several other male actors during film shoots in the next two weeks. After feeling ill, the actor had another blood test that showed he had recently become infected with HIV. Thus far, one other male actor from one of the film shoots has tested newly positive for HIV. Public health investigation and laboratory results provide very strong evidence that the first actor transmitted HIV to the other actor as a result of unprotected sex during the film shoot.
For investigation findings and key prevention points, see OHB's Occupational HIV Transmission in the Adult Entertainment Film Industry health alert.
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