Darren James, a male porn star who has had unprotected sex with 14 females on screen, tested positive for HIV and porn industry advocates want filming to stop for 60 days so others can be tested. The industry tests 1,200 actors on a routine basis.
The women who James had sex with, have had 35 sexual partners. A porn actor hasn't had a positive HIV test since 1999 and James has been tested every three weeks. A "non-condom" set in Brazil might be where James contracted the virus.
Only 17% of actors in the porn industry use condoms during filming. Director Corey Jordan says: In the porn community itself, HIV is pretty much taken care of in the sense that we make sure everyone is tested."