Porn Actress Cameron Bay Tests Positive for HIV putting holds on Production

cameronbayIt’s a multibillion dollar industry, some estimate bigger than professional baseball, football and basketball combined.

But now the adult entertainment industry is at a standstill because another performer has tested positive for the AIDS virus.

Adult film actress Cameron Bay has worked in the industry since 2010, not even on a regular basis. But her career is on hold. She tested positive for HIV. Her diagnosis has halted all porn production. So far, no other actors she’s worked with have tested positive, but performing in porn can mean taking your life into your own hands.

“Animals have more protection in the making of films than porn performers,” said Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “How many cases do there have to be before we take it seriously?”

Gina Rodriguez, a former porn actress, quit the business in part because of the fear of disease.

“You know, I think it’s a ticking time bomb,” she said. “It really is. It’s going to get worse. It’s not going to get any better.”

This has happened before. In 2010, a porn actor’s HIV test came up positive. The industry adopted some safeguards, requiring all performers to get an HIV test once a month. California’s division of occupational safety and health, the same group that requires construction workers to wear hardhats, also requires the adult film industry to protect workers from hazards associated with blood-borne pathogens. The regulations clearly state employers must provide and ensure employees use appropriate personal protective equipment, including condoms, dental dams, gloves and eye protection. But those rules are rarely enforced. The industry itself has been rigorous about HIV testing, but not about condom use.

And it seems to have everything to do with money. Steve Hirsch, CEO of Vivid Entertainment, one of the biggest producers, spoke with “Nightline” in 2009.

“The truth is that when people watch adult movies they are watching it for the fantasy,” explained Hirsch. “They don’t want to see condoms. Condoms in adult movies just don’t sell as well. That’s just a fact.”

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation spearheaded a measure requiring condom use in L.A. County. It passed in November of last year.

The porn industry sued to overturn this decision, saying it was unconstitutional. But a federal judge recently rejected their claim. But still, of the major adult entertainment producers, only one studio requires condom use for all their contract stars: Wicked Pictures.

“Most of the companies frown upon it,” said Rodriguez, the former porn actress. “If you’re coming in saying, ‘You know, I want to wear a condom,’ chances are they’re going to take the girl that’s going to do it without the condom.”

She is thankful she made it out of the business with a clean bill of health.

Mr. Marcus Admits He Started Syphilis Scare, Lied on STD Test

Black Porn Legend<———————– This fool ass nigga here!, has started another scared in the Porn World. His name is Mr. Marcus, a legendary Black Porn Star that been in the game forever! Well, if you don’t know its been a syphilis scare in the Porn Industry as of late. And Mr.Marcus has come forward and admitted that he tested positive for the STD. That is to say he has syphilis. Mr. Marcus met with reps from XBIZ and FSC and also admiited to lying about his std results to get more work. The XBIZ and FSC said:

Yesterday afternoon’s meeting was the first time Mr. Marcus admitted to being diagnosed as positive for syphilis, performing three times after that diagnosis, and willfully doctoring one test from Talent Testing Service.

Mr. Marcus said that as of yesterday each of the female performers he worked with since testing positive had re-tested negative for syphilis, which [FSC executive director Diane] Duke confirmed.”

It was reported he came forward to demolish rumors that there’s an outbreak of the disease. Mr. Marcus reportedly tested positive in July 12 and stayed off the sex for at least 10 days per doctors orders, and took penicillin, until July 24, when he came to a set and masked his STD results:

On July 24 Mr. Marcus shot a sex scene and alleges the producer didn’t ask for a paper copy of the test, nor did he verify on the computer that Marcus was cleared to work through the TTS database. The producer did ask Marcus to produce visual evidence, however, and Marcus said he was able to position a copy of the test on his cell phone screen so that the syphilis portion of the test did not appear visible. He claims the talent on set that day did not ask to see a copy of his test.”

I’ve wrote about this often about Black Porn Stars putting a stain on the Black Porn  Industry do to there nigga-acting ways. The Porn Industry is a legit business so you have to act as such. 1st, it was Darren James catching the HIV virus, then Brian Pumper lying about his tests, and now its Mr.Marcus catching syphilis and lying about it. Yall have to realize as black folks in the business they gonna always shine the light on our mistakes and faults. There’s scores of white guys and bitches that contracted STDS and lied on results but they shit get swept under the rug. Gotz to be more careful!