How Did Porn Star Derrick Burts Get HIV?

Dec 11, 2010 Full story: www.thedailybeast.com 18

Derrick Burts, a baby-faced 24 year old from suburban Los Angeles, had barely begun his porn career when he got the devastating news: The routine HIV test he’d taken at the Adult Industry Medical clinic (AIM), had come back positive.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#1 Dec 11, 2010
Funny how they ignore the possibility that he got it from having sex in his private life with a WOMAN. Maybe he's been sleeping around on his girlfriend.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#2 Dec 11, 2010
I won't be getting it.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#3 Dec 11, 2010
Just say no to porn and yes to PBS.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Tappahannock, VA

#5 Dec 11, 2010
Why would anyone believe his lies? Oh, because he will play into the hands of those who want to further criminalize sex work of all kinds, including porn, when it's so damn obvious you need condoms for an-l and vagin-l intercourse is all.

>How did Derrick Burts, who says that outside of work his only sex partner was his girlfriend, get infected? The answer to that question may reveal some hard truths about the porn industry. Burts’ girlfriend tested negative.
Trey

San Luis Obispo, CA

#6 Dec 11, 2010
A bit funny business if you ask me. Contracting HIv from oral sex though common but very difficult unless he had open sores on his mouth and the guy came in his mouth was also HIV positive. Could be from another source. I don't feel all basis have been covered yet.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#7 Dec 11, 2010
Derrick, while I feel sorry for him contracting AIDS, has lied throughout this episode. He said he was gay-for-pay, yet on videos for jet set men, he admits to liking to bottom and wanting to do gay porn. He said he never slept around, but he has an account on a rentboy site. Supposedly, he's been seen with other women not his girlfriend in the valley area.

Honestly, who knows what to believe? All that we do know is precautions need to be made going forward. He supposedly said he got HIV from oral sex in a gay porn shoot in Florida, but the chances of getting HIV from oral aren't likely, especially compared to UNPROTECTED SEX with sex workers.

Then, we have this AIM v AHF fight between these medical organizations. And whether enough is being done to protect porn stars and help them when/if they contract an STD.

It's very unfortunate all around.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#8 Dec 11, 2010
What I DON'T like is how some homophobes have now tried to turn this into a "gay men are bad, gay men have HIV, all gay men have caused this", when if you look at these HIV outbreaks of late, they ain't happening in the gay porn industry. The gay porn industry has condoms. The straight porn industry does not have condoms. A large portion of gay porn actors don't have gay sex in their private lives. So, how can anyone try to blame the gay porn actors for this, unless they are still stuck in the gay=AIDS mentality.
Tim

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Dec 11, 2010
flyboy wrote:
What I DON'T like is how some homophobes have now tried to turn this into a "gay men are bad, gay men have HIV, all gay men have caused this", when if you look at these HIV outbreaks of late, they ain't happening in the gay porn industry. The gay porn industry has condoms. The straight porn industry does not have condoms. A large portion of gay porn actors don't have gay sex in their private lives. So, how can anyone try to blame the gay porn actors for this, unless they are still stuck in the gay=AIDS mentality.
So when did the straight porn stop with condoms?And why do the gay porn stars not have gay sex? Who do they have sex with women? So you say they are not GAY they just think they are JUST LIKE YOU!!!
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Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#10 Dec 11, 2010
To get hard with a guy you gotta be a little gay.

Research the Kinsey Scale.
Sheldon

Alexandria, VA

#11 Dec 11, 2010
If you take "Patient Zeta" at his word, which is hard to do, he claims that he had contracted chlamidia, gonorrhea & syphilis which turned up in his monthly STD tests prior to the positive result for HIV. Given that any one of those infections could have made him more vulnerable to contracting HIV and that he was a prostitute in addition to performing in adult video, I don't think he'll ever know for sure from whom exactly he contracted HIV.
Given that so many of the straight adult video performers are walking petrie dishes of sexually transmitted infections apart from HIV, it amazes me that these HIV scares are as rare as they're reported to be. I'd like to know how often herpes and hepatitis show up in these tests, or drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea and syphilis.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#13 Dec 11, 2010
The number one rule of safe sex is that you and you alone are responsible for your own protection. If straight porn performers aren't using even basic safe-sex guidelines, then they can't come crying about having maybe touched a gay guy at some point.

it's sad that he contracted the virus; it's always sad when it happens. But there is NO reason in this day and age for sex workers to assume they are somehow immune just because they are primarily straight.
Pinky love

Ghana

#15 Sep 4, 2012
I really think the porn stars have to be very carful and always of their lives before any thing else in this world. Be careful porn stars
OIL BURNER

Merced, CA

#16 Apr 14, 2013
He died didn't he either way who cares this guy just wants everybody to feel sorry for his ass well.i don't he contracted HIV the old fashion way by having bareback sex

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#17 Apr 14, 2013
OIL BURNER wrote:
He died didn't he either way who cares this guy just wants everybody to feel sorry for his ass well.i don't he contracted HIV the old fashion way by having bareback sex
You don't do well with the obvious do you? You cared enough to search out and access a three year old thread which hadn't been commented on in more than half a year and then you took the time to post your little whine. Thanks for your input, Einstein.
Lenny

UK

#18 Apr 14, 2013
It's the risk you take
Lenny

UK

#19 Apr 14, 2013
SLIF wrote:
Just say no to porn and yes to PBS.
Ssh
Rocky Priapus

Norfolk, VA

#24 Sunday Feb 22
Have any of you talking about Derrick Burts ever Raw Talent; and autobiography by Jerry Butler Seiderman?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#25 Sunday Feb 22
Think about the "B' in LGBT. Then there's sharing needles with infected gays. I don't know if this person used drugs but this is generally how it works.

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