XXX Actor Comes Forward To Reveal He’s Tested Positive For HIV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV in October has come forward and is calling for mandatory condoms in porn films and better health monitoring for performers.

Derrick Burts tells the Los Angeles Times that he is the performer who tested positive at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation.

Burts describes the panicked call he got from clinic staff on Oct. 9 about the infection that sent fears through California’s adult industry.

The 24-year-old Burts performed for a few months in straight films as Cameron Reid and in gay films as Derek Chambers.

Burt says he believes he contracted the disease on a porn shoot in Florida, but the clinic said he was infected through personal activity.

The clinic has said Burts did not infect any other performers.

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  1. sD says:

    Derek is looking pretty hot in the photo.

    1. Barbi Winters says:

      hahaha! That’s the only funny thing I’ve read, so thanks for that.

  2. Rick Calvert says:

    Yeah. And “DagoStud” conjures up quite an image of puritanical abstinence. With a title like that, sounds like you’re doing more to spread the problem than to solve it.

  3. Eric says:

    What? and they thought God was joking when it came to sexual immorality, well looks like this guy and the rest of the gals he infected have earned themselves a death sentence?

    1. Al says:

      If that was the case, everyone who had “immoral” sex would get AIDS. Hate to tell you this but god has nothing to do with this.

      1. Perry says:

        Amen, brother

      2. Michael T Murphy says:

        A double AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Amber says:

    Is that a workers comp issue if he was infected while filming?

  5. Jim Gates says:

    bottom line if you dont want aids dont do the sex get in another line of work

    1. Jack says:

      Big fat troll alert

    2. Matt Filipczuk says:

      Bottom line don’t be a fool wrap your tool.

    3. James Clemens says:

      and that would accomplish what exactly? Keeping someone from getting HIV? ALOT of people who are not in, nor ever have been in porn have HIV and some have AIDS. OH, and sex is not the only way to get HIV either. It is but one of the ways.

    4. Barbi Winters says:

      Gee, you’re so smart. ??????

  6. Jennifer says:

    Parents need to steer their kids toward vocational training to aquire a job skill that does not require the exchange of body fluids. Someday they will live to thank you for that.

    1. Krissy says:

      Youre comment is a joke right?

      1. Jack says:

        You’re comment reveals a 80IQ, right?

  7. Ding Moo says:

    Well, he performed in gay films! What does he expect??

    anonymous-tools.tk

  8. billy goats says:

    “personal activities?” You can get AIDS from whackin off? Face it–he plowed some dudes tail and got poop up his drain valve…AIDS-filled poop. SICK

    1. Matt says:

      I think they mean like drug use or personal sexual activities outside the business.

  9. DobeDobyDo says:

    This is why porn actors shouldn’t double dip. Pick a genre; straight or gay.

  10. HooDatIS? says:

    HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING
    SO SAD
    THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE SHAME OF THEMSELVES
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com

    1. elbon55 says:

      Watch out, here come the Grammar Police!

  11. Costa Mesa resident says:

    Hope this will be a lesson not just for gays but straight people as well that having multiple partners makes you a candidate for HIV. Being a virgin is much safer than having casual sex with every man and woman you run into.

    1. David Powell says:

      Indeed. Stats wise, indeed.

      There have been a couple cases in Pron. It is a high risk profession. Especially for those that play around outside that circle as well. It only takes one person to get infected to risk a lot more in that group very quickly. A lot of crossover.

      1. tourismtommy says:

        Yup… Shrimp can be Deadly! Don’t have sex with Shrimp!!! Even the Good looking ones!

    2. Barbi Winters says:

      How would YOU know?

  12. nunya says:

    why is this news?

  13. dan says:

    YEP….YA PLAY…YA PAY.

  14. The Mad Man says:

    Gee, what a surprise? Now he will know what it is like to be discriminated against when he can’t get life insurance or medical insurance and faces medical discrimination. Guess what? You pay the price and you made your choices.

    1. tourismtommy says:

      Yup… Shrimp can be deadly. Don’t have sex with Shrimp!!!

  15. Judy says:

    If you are an “actor” in adult films – you know the risk. Any woman who does drugs and has sex with men who are “bi” know the risk. Any man who has anal sex and drugs knows he will probably be an AIDS patient. How many generations do we have to tell people – it can only take one time. If you go to bed know who your partner is. The old saying is true – you are sleeping with every partner your partner slept with.

    1. jaime says:

      TRUE!

      i hate how they make it look like you can sleep with three people and have no disease risk.. but its more like 300 when you factor in how many the other people have had sex with.
      sick.

    2. Barbi Winters says:

      What do drugs have to do with HIV…….unless they are sharing needles, which doesn’t sound like it applies in this case.

  16. katy says:

    I have no sympathy for him. There are consequences to behaviors, and he knew what they were but still engaged.

    1. Barbi Winters says:

      Doesn’t sound like he’s asking for sympathy, from what he says. Sounds like he’s realized a hard lesson too late, but doesn’t want it to happen to others.

  17. Lance says:

    You reap what you sow.

  18. Jose Gutierrez says:

    Don’t worry, it’s fine. We mexican always make out with our own cousins. We even know the Amelican metaphor “Sharing is caring”. So we share their cousin with another cousin. You should look at our family tree, yeh baby, it’s complicated. What’s your sister’s name?

    1. TheWindrunner says:

      That’s BS, you don’t ALWAYS do it!

    2. Jessenia Martinez says:

      You spelled Mexican wrong, it’s spelled white.

  19. Jeezus says:

    isn’t Vin Deeznuts XXX?

  20. norman west says:

    in florida you can get anything from those inbred rednecks

  21. HymieR says:

    With this bieng the end result.do we really wany same sex marriage?

  22. truth about AIDS says:

    Want the truth about AIDS?
    Read this-
    http://www.aliveandwell DOT ORG /html/risk_realities/whatever_happened.html

  23. jaime says:

    bunch of pervs.
    CONDOMS dont stop everything all the time.. they have a 1 and 6 failure rate…

    if you study biology you know there is a good chance that it wont prevent everything..

    the condom is seen as the “protect all” savior for people who want to live lewd lives… IT DOESNT WORK. I know enough people who had condoms on and got AIDS, other diseases, or ended up pregnant..

    bottom line- dont be a porn star… stop having sex with multiple partners.

  24. AIDS4Gays says:

    Do it up the butt and get sick like Derck.

  25. Sandy A. Dawson says:

    This happened in October? Almost one year ago! Why are we just now hearing of this? As usual our news is right up there on top of things, never mind the slight delay and hopefully this doesn’t concern any of Yahoo’s news readers. Then why are you telling us at all.? Old news just isn’t news, it’s history.

  26. Tom says:

    “God has nothing to do with this”….LOL…..Oh, OK!!!

  27. milon says:

    I want do xxx flim If any boody helf .

    1. milon says:

      If any body help me ,I want to do xxx flim .out side of Bangladesh . I want to do free service sex of woman call me .

  28. Scott says:

    When you go gay, you will just fade away, so don’t blame porn, that was his decision.

  29. Scott says:

    More of your decision I meant to say.

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