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HIV-positive porn actor did not infect others, says clinic

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sat, Nov 06, 2010 09:30 hrs

A porn actor, who tested HIV-positive, has not infected other adult performers reveal officials at a clinic where the test had been conducted.

Sherman Oaks facility officials have said that the unidentified patient's sex partners, "from both personal and professional life", have tested HIV-negative on two occasions.

The actor had tested HIV-positive on October 9 at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, or AIM, in Sherman Oaks.

Once the new HIV case was detected, clinic officials created a quarantine list to test performers who had worked with the porn actor, referred to as "Patient Zeta".

"It has been established that Patient Zeta acquired the virus through private, personal activity and there was no transmission of the HIV virus from Patient Zeta to anyone else," the LA Times quoted the announcement as stating.

Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Los Angeles County's public health director, said that AIM officials had not provided his office with the test results or protocols and that without that information, it was impossible to determine how Patient Zeta contracted the disease and whether all of those exposed had been tested.

"If in fact they have used the right tests and done everything they say they have done, it's good news for the people who were contacts, but it doesn't reduce the risks," he said.

"To have somebody work in a situation where they are forced to do things that put others at risk for life-threatening diseases is very disturbing," he added. (ANI)




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