Ok, so why the hell are the APHSS and FSC so into running things, but yet I see tons of tweets every day about the confusion and what to do about the outbreak of syphillus in porn the last week.
So initially there was one guy, then 4 then now there is 9. My guess is at the end of testing there will probably be about 25. Anyway, its not a huge deal as it’s easily curable, but the confusion is what to do about it.
The powers that be can test for it. TTS and CET can do a test, but as the CDC says, the test will only confirm that a person has it or HAS had it. It cannot differentiate between a live or past infection. Therefore, the only method to assure performers not spreading it would be to take a shot of antibiotic, wait 10 days for the possible infection to clear, then be able to shoot with people.
So many of you are confused by this. The problem with the syphillus testing is that a person may be positive BUT as in HIV infections, the infection may NOT SHOW UP FOR up to 90 days. So, you have a choice. Either test, wait 90 days without shooting/re-exposing yourself, and retest after that time period. If you are neg on both, great. You shouldn’t need a shot.
However, most of you can’t wait 90 days. So the only way to assure safety is to prophyllactically give antibiotics to make sure it’s not spreading. The fact if you are negative, showing negative, positive, or showing negative, doesn’t matter. End of story.
However, the only question I have on that, is what makes the testing sure that they actually cure it? I am guessing there might be higher quality or different testing available but not being implemented.
The gonnohrea/chlamydia argument does not apply. If you have either, you will test positive. After antibiotics, you test negative. Syphillus, once you have it, will always test positive. If you didn’t wait long enough to have it show up, you will test negative.
Anyway, the risk in porn is just that. A calculated risk. If you are uncomfortable with taking the shot, maybe you think of the superbugs and all that stuff is affecting you (how many shots have you had this year? geesh).. then don’t. Either wait it out, or just stop shooting. That’s the option.
Honestly porn is risk .. it’s less than the general population actually, statistically, but it does happen. The time HIV was spread was similar to this one, a guy faked his test and kept shooting. So, if you want to negate your risk of unscrupulous/evil people maybe ruining your life forever, shoot solo. :o)
This outbreak has furthered my reasoning for just that, why I am shooting solo again and only b/g or g/g with my own personal talent pool I can trust. Otherwise, these things will always weigh on the back of my mind. This time everyone was lucky it was “only” syphillus, and not HIV again. It was less about the risk of the actual disease spreading than the person who caused it. Two times in five years, someone decided they wanted to fake their test. So, there you go. Take it or leave it, you can’t trust anyone to be honest, no matter who they are.
Knowing that, makes no difference in porn or in mainstream/ general population. I can assure you at least half of the people with HIV in the world slept with someone who knew they had it, and wanted to share. #justsayin.
Ok so .. get a shot or don’t work for 90 days. That’s it.