Adult film companies such as Vivid Entertainment and Hustler Video have stalled production since news that a male porn star was positively tested for HIV. The world famous porn star Jenna Jameson voiced her sadness and outrage over the outbreak of the disease and lack of responsibility for the safety of the movie stars.
“The fact is that safe sex is not continuously practiced in the adult film world,” Jenna told Radar Online exclusively. “It’s something that’s left up to the performers and usually the women say yes or no and I think a lot of the women feel pressure to not use condoms because they’re in fear of not getting hired by that company again. It’s very sad and disgusting.”
Jenna compares the lack of safe sex in the $13 billion industry to a ticking time bomb. The XXX actor who is HIV positive is connected to a plethora of leading performers, including Addison Rose. A number of performers have been put in “quarantine.” ”It’s incredibly sad for people in the industry and especially for the girls and the families because it’s going to have a ripple effect… It’s devastating because they’re going to have to track this back through everybody this person has worked with,” said “The Queen of Porn,” the most powerful woman in the industry, earning annually $30 million.
As owner of her own production company Club Jenna, she has taken action on prevention of such outcomes and protecting her actors. “I always gave the girls the option,” said Jenna. “I always told them that it was better to practice safe sex. Is one movie worth your life?”
Radar Online stated that “a shocked Jenna said the news of the latest porn-related HIV scare is going to have far reaching and long-standing effects.” She adds that there’s going to have to be a union put in place, making safe sex mandatory.
Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation has stated, “We applaud her for speaking out so forcefully about this latest HIV infection and the industry’s ongoing and blatant disregard for worker safety for adult film performers. It’s high time the adult film community follows California law regarding workplace safety.”