AVN reports today that four performers in the LA area have tested positive for syphilis. www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=55499
In a story from www.xbiz.com one was a male performer who worked three times with a doctored STI test during the past three weeks.
The performer was on Shy Love’s Adult Talent Managers roster until this morning. He admitted to working while knowingly he was positive with syphilis. He also admitted to doctoring his test. The admission was made to both Derek Hay, the owner of LA Direct Models, and the production executive that realized the test had been altered.
Love cut the performer from her roster earlier today after finding out. She said she and Hay wanted to notify the community that there is in fact a positive syphilis performer.
Love said the positive performer went behind her back without the agency’s knowledge to book the three scenes in which he has worked since testing positive. One of the scenes was with one of the female performers at LA Direct Models, Hay confirmed.
The performer, says the XBiz report admitted to Hay he was feeling ill in mid-July and underwent tests with his personal physician. Syphilis was diagnosed. The performer was also given medication at the time, Hay said.
On July 21 the performer tested at Talent Testing Services which also identified the performer as positive for syphilis. Due to privacy standards, TTS did not notify Love of the positive test.
Hay told XBIZ the discrepancy on the performer’s test was discovered on Aug. 7, when the producer who received the scene paperwork from the director noticed an irregularity on the performer’s test paper in comparison to what he was used to receiving from TTS.
“He realized that the syphilis portion of the test result was missing and that is what triggered the in-depth analysis,” Hay explained. “That producer contacted me to see if there was another test on the same performer to compare a version of the test to see if there was a difference.”
Hay and Love said the performer in question has agreed to cooperate and told them he plans to report all the information about his past three scenes to them so they can help notify everyone that may be affected.