LOS ANGELES — An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV is calling for mandatory condom use 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 his personal sex life.
The clinic has said Burts did not infect any other performers.