Porn HIV Outbreak Happened in Florida, Involves 'Brazzers' Performer: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Files State, Federal Complaints

The latest HIV case in porn involves a performer who worked for the production company behind the popular "Brazzers" line of adult videos, the L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation said today.

As such, AHF says it is filing a "sanitary nuisance" complaint with the Florida Department of Health and will also let federal workplace health officials know about its displeasure with the idea that an HIV-positive man was working for one of porn's more successful endeavors.

Brazzers and its productions are based in Florida. AHF stated today that ...

... it will hold a 2 p.m. press conference to detail its complaint against Brazzers.

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The upstart is the leader in a new wave of porn production, which often takes place outside the L.A.-based industry, that is focused on online video and sales.

The L.A-based industry argues that AHF's crusade for mandatory condom use in California and Los Angeles will only lead to more of these kinds of productions, not less, as video-makers resist condoms by moving out-of-state.

Porn makers say audiences won't buy condom porn.

But it appears the foundation will now, for the first time, take its condom fight national.

AHF honcho Michael Weinstein:

When will it end? This is yet another suspected case of HIV infection in the adult film industry. Given the wide reports, and given that Brazzers affirmatively states they do not use condoms--a violation of both state and federal health statutes--it makes sense to investigate them, in the hopes of putting an end to further infections.

The AHF states that the HIV-positive man worked with a dozen female performers recently.

The prospect of a well-known production company employing an HIV-positive porn star raises some scary question, not the least of which is whether Brazzers was adhering to the industry's protocol: that each performer get tested once a month and show up to a shoot with clean results.

It is possible, however, that the man contracted the virus off-set and that the positive happened between tests.


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