Let’s take a look at the AVN version of the bullshit surrounding the Alex Gonz hepatitis saga.
The AVN article is a lot of the same shit that was on Mike South and XBIZ, but Gonz is awesome because of what he says in this.
“The detailed timeline of events Gonz relayed stretched back to around January 2010, when he said “Vivid was asking for hepatitis B testing for all performers during that time.” He explained that in accordance, he tested at the now-defunct AIM Healthcare clinic for hep-B and was called back because hep-C antibodies had been detected in his blood sample.”
“After he submitted to a secondary test, Gonz recalled, “They said, ‘You’re not in any danger, you’re good, you’re fine, we’re going to clear you to work.”
Same shit we heard, right guys? Nobody goes to a doctor until 2013.
“It was not until June of 2013 that the issue came up for him again, during which time primary industry testing facilities Talent Testing Service (TTS) and Cutting Edge Testing (CET) both added hep-B and hep-C testing to their standard panel for a limited period—though neither was yet an industry requirement.”
Once again, see how everyone’s parsing their words? It’s like Alex did wrong, but he didn’t do wrong by the standard of the industry protocol, so that means he’s clear.
“According to Gonz, when he went in for his regular test that month at CET, he was not informed that his blood sample would be tested for hep-B and C; it simply was submitted for such as part of the standard panel during that time period. “The next day they called me to let me know that my test was positive again for antibodies,” he said.”
This is where it gets awesome. Mike South didn’t report this, neither did XBIZ. The little troll Peter Warren reports it so it’s funny.
“Because he had been cleared to work in 2010 when he first learned he carried hep-C antibodies—by the very same staffers who then worked at AIM and have manned CET since its opening—”to be honest, I kind of blew it off,” Gonz said. “And again, I wasn’t aware that it was going to become a mandatory test.”
So if it wouldn’t have been a mandatory test, then what? And he said because he had already tested positive back in 2010 he just “blew if off” Remember guys, he still hasn’t gone to a specialist. It’s not a big deal. He’s blowing the test off.
So he ignores the positive test and just goes to another clinic that doesn’t test for hep C.
“He then maintained that his results for hep-C were sent to him separately from the rest of his results for the then standard industry panel of chlamydia, gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV. So he continued to work using the test showing only the standard panel.”
So he didn’t know the test was going to become mandatory. And he had had his results sent to him separately. Guess what guys. He did what Mr. Marcus did!. He only showed up with the test that showed he was cleared to work. He didn’t show up with the test that showed him positive for hep C. He conveniently left that one at home.
Alex, if you’re such an honorable guy, why wouldn’t you give the girls the choice? Why didn’t you show the girls the test and say here’s what I have, but I’m cleared to work. But you didn’t do that, because the girl would’ve said no. Nobody would’ve worked with you.
So if having what you have isn’t a big deal, why didn’t you tell anybody? Why didn’t you give anybody the choice Alex?
“Once that test expired, which was in 14 days, I didn’t want to go back to CET and deal with this whole hepatitis-C stuff,” he went on. “So I retested at another [PASS] facility, and it was through LabCorp, but it was approved through [PASS]. When I got my test results back, it said, ‘You have been cleared to work by the APHSS [the former name of PASS] as of this day,’ and they gave me my regular test that they were requiring for the industry, which was gonorrhea, chlamydia, Syphilis and [HIV].”
Notice how they keep saying PASS.
“Gonz asserted that he does not have access to the online PASS database and therefore could not check it himself to see whether it showed him as cleared to work at the time, but assumed that it did based on the email he’d received from PASS saying as much. When his test expired again two weeks later, on July 31, he said he returned to the same clinic for a retest. This time, he decided to ask his then roommate, an industry producer who did have access to the PASS system, to check his status for him. And he saw that he was in fact cleared to work on the website.”
“So I say, ‘perfect,’ and I continued working,”
This guy has a disease. And he says, “But I’m clear. I’m good.” But Alex, you have hep C. And you know that.
“It was then on August 9 when fellow performer Lisa Ann—with whom he’d been booked to work a few days later, and who had requested a copy of his test, which he’d supplied—contacted him via text inquiring why his test contained no results for hepatitis. It was through this text exchange with Ann, he said, that he first learned his status had been changed to “unavailable” on the PASS website, which he confirmed with his roommate.”
Again, why is that a problem? You have hepatitis. Somebody at PASS said this fucking guy can’t work. Change it!
“From that point forward, Gonz cut off communication with Ann and all others seeking to clarify the situation, which Ann made public via Twitter late August 11. At the time, he did not have medical insurance, he explained, and wanted to sort out the proper path to take on his own before speaking further on the matter with anyone.”
Remember guys, he was diagnosed three years earlier with hepatitis C. When the gray haired lady at AIM tells you’re OK to work, you never go to a doctor? Oh that’s right, you do go to a doctor. When Lisa Ann outs you, that’s when you go to a doctor. Then you go to a doctor and you hide for two months.
You go to a doctor and he tell you you’re not infectious. But you didn’t know that three years ago Alex. Three years ago you didn’t know you weren’t putting everyone at risk. Or did you? Because if you did and you’ve known about it this whole time, you’ve circumvented testing.
Whatever it is, you’re a liar and whoever’s helping you come up with this story is sinking you even lower.
He gets outed by Lisa Ann and that’s when he goes to see specialists. He didn’t go see specialists three years ago. But now that’s he’s seen specialists and they told him he’s probably not that contagious, we’re supposed to thank God and thank him that he couldn’t infect anybody. But he didn’t know this in 2010.
“Because showing up positive for antibodies to hep-C did not count as a diagnosis of the disease, he was able to secure insurance and began seeing a string of doctors to determine the severity of his condition. When his primary physician asked him why he thought he might be carrying the virus, he told the doctor it was possible he’d contracted it either from being tattooed or from a blood transfusion he received when he was born.”
Hmm… now he’s saying he’s had it since he was born? And now he’s able to get insurance because the hepatitis C is not that bad, but the treatment is too expensive and the insurance won’t cover it? Why didn’t he get insurance three years ago? The business was better in 2010 than it is now, but now he’s got this awesome insurance?
“Gonz proceeded to undergo a number of tests, all of which rendered the same prognosis: that while he has carried a miniscule hep-C viral load for many years, possibly since birth, he is not infectious, nor would treating him for the disease be warranted.”
So why isn’t he working then? Why did he vanish for two months?
Nobody wants to answer these questions, because then you all would have to admit I’m right. Then all of you talent would finally have to admit that we need condoms because none of you are fucking safe.
“I did what I felt was the most responsible thing to do, which was to get away, take care of it on my own and go to real doctors and get a real determination,” Gonz said. “And at the end of the day it looks like the levels I have are so non-infectious … in reality, I haven’t been working since 2006 with it, I’ve been working since 2003 with it, my entire 10 years of my career I’ve been working with it, and it’s something that I’ve had since I was born. I’ve never put my life at risk, I’ve never put anyone’s life at risk by doing anything harmful or dangerous or putting any needles into me.”
What’s responsible Alex? You had this in 2010. How did you you know that you had miniscule amounts in your blood? You just went to a doctor now?
“At question for Gonz at this point is how the fact that he’d tested positive in 2010 for hep-C became known—as well as why his status in the PASS system changed without his knowledge before hep-C testing became part of the organization’s mandatory protocol.”
Again, focusing on the changed status because the test wasn’t part of the protocol.
Talent, you do know why now you gotta wear condoms. Think about this. Right now you can have a disease and people can know about it, but is it’s not part of the testing protocol, then fuck it. You can have a disease and if it’s on the testing protocol, they don’t have to tell you.
Then he says this
“To get treated the way I got treated, it was just a slap in the face,” he said. “I gave 10 years of my life to this industry, and I just wanted to be clear that I never, ever forged anything and I never tried to put anyone’s life at risk at all.”
Then it ends with
“Of course, with today’s announcement by the FDA about a possible hep-C eradicating drug on the horizon, Gonz’s chances of returning to performing may not be nil after all.”
Yeah, right. He’s coming back.
So first of all, Alex got a slap in the face because people found out he has hep C and blew the whistle on him and he can’t work now. And it’s all because we changed industry protocol. Shame on us.
So you are diagnosed with a disease and knowingly work with that disease for three years that you never went to a doctor to get treated, and it’s not until Lisa Ann outs you that you do, and you disappear for two months.
Shame on YOU Alex Gonz.
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