Kimberly Kane Doesn’t Think Much of the LA Condom Law.

Porn hasn’t had an HIV outbreak since 2004, when Darren James contracted HIV after shooting outside of the US. The adult industry, lead by AIM Healthcare, had an industry-wide 60-day long moratorium and quarantine of every performer who had worked with Darren James or any of the female performers who contracted HIV from him. I was personally fourth generation exposure. Which means, I worked with someone who worked with one of the women Darren James worked with. Since then, the porn industry has had no outbreaks in eight years. That is largely because of our strict 28-day testing rule. We do not work without a current, clean test. This is not a law, it’s a universally agreed upon and adhered to industry standard. And it works. There is probably not a more frequently tested group of people on the planet than adult performers in Los Angeles. This is not an “at risk” community. Statistically speaking, there are hundreds of more “at risk” communities in the world, and even in LA itself.

In 2009, the LA Public Health department and the LA Times claimed that there were 16 unreported cases of HIV among adult film actors. AIM Healthcare Foundation reported that these cases were actually members of the general public or people applying to work in the adult film industry that had not yet actually worked in films due to their initial test being positive. This is further evidence that testing has worked in keeping the industry HIV-free.

The system we had in place with AIM Healthcare wasn’t perfect, but we did have a central testing facility with one database. That is, until AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) pushed the Public Health Dept to investigate AIM Healthcare and, due to legal expenses and harassment lawsuits, AIM was forced to close their doors in 2010. Now, there are multiple testing facilities and draw stations with no central database. This means that in the case of an emergency like an HIV outbreak, it would be harder to quarantine and track performers, basically making us less safe.

The gay porn industry is largely condom-only but doesn’t require testing. If the straight industry adopted these same standards, performers would be less safe because condoms break. Now, most porn veterans like myself, Belladonna and others get RNA HIV tests, which detects HIV within two days of exposure. And we get our results within 24 hours of testing. This is the most advanced HIV test out there and it is affordable and available to the general public.

The AHF championed this current condom law by paying people for signatures to get it on the ballot and pushing the city council to just pass a law rather than spend four million dollars creating a ballot initiative. The effect that’s had and is still having is that it’s decentralised healthcare in the industry and pushed it underground. Again, this makes us less safe.

The AHF has also pushed to have adult performers categorised as “employees” rather than independent contractors, so that we fall under the jurisdiction of State employee safeguard Cal/OSHA and face the same “barrier protection” requirements as medical professionals. (Which, by the way, doesn’t mean just condoms, but also dental dams, gloves, goggles and masks.)

The vast majority of adult performers work for dozens of different companies in a year and seldom the same one more than a few times. If that’s not an independent contractor then the law needs to change. Regardless, it’s illegal to require an HIV test of an “employee” in California (or most States).

Testing has kept us safe and while some performers might not mind the idea of condoms in some circumstances, no one would feel safer with condoms instead of testing! There has been a lot of speculation within the industry as to what the AHF’s motivations are. Headlines? Fundraising? Grant money? Nobody is naive enough to believe that its intention is to make porn more safe. Everything the AHF has done has made us less safe.

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4 Responses to “Kimberly Kane Doesn’t Think Much of the LA Condom Law.”

  1. Juicy says:

    I tell the girl whatever ill pull it out and cum in your butt now what.

  2. nvm says:

    The problem is not condoms for the straight performers. The issue is gay performers who cross back and forth between straight and gay porn.

  3. Babar Ahmed Khan says:

    Hi

    I am writing to tell you that I am a guy from a very conservative and fanatic background country .
    I like porn to the extreme and I agree of your auspices and policy regarding AIM Healthcare .
    Such Industry like this not allowed in Muslim World except keeping slaves ,supporters and sex workers . I have come across so many sex workers when I was in Emirates .I wanted to have this experience when needed but never got any . I was very confused and scared of getting AIDS/HIV .
    No doubt,they were very sexy and young women that I have never seen this close in my entire life .
    I was very young about 17 ,to me it was not new because I have been watching porn since 11 but never experienced it . This feelings made me more and more filled with Love with women and freedom of US .I used to annoy my parents for going US so that I could be a porn star .My Parents was not in support of it and led me down . Time went by , I turned to 13 , my adult friends wanted to fuck me and I was in love with a girl . This was a one side love .The boys was observing this thing .They thought of taking this into advantage .They started to guide me wrong about falling in love with a girl you want most. They fucked me but when I made confirmed with the girl about this thing guys wanted from me .The guys fucked me and the girl humiliated me in public for which my heart broke and I went into depression and inferiority complex .Every Pakistani or Asian girls I see I get very angry. I was very young and filled up with fire I started to have rimming / scrubbing / oral sex satisfaction with a boy who was also my cousin and he was also heart broken and felt inferior just like me.My heart had broken once more when I saw this girl was dating with these guys .
    I fall in one sided love many times but failed. Due to which I felt more and more inferior and outlandish . This feelings had also made me fall in love with my Uncle wives deeply and this feelings became worse and worse till I had not become mental case .The feelings about these busty mature of 30′s experienced women still exist somewhere in my mind and it does not erase at all ,though I take medication and seeing psychiatric, many skilled & able people for treatment
    except one person in UK who explained me I already had so much experienced so much worse and despite I got no help of such kind from my relatives. He added What your Uncle wives did was merely inhuman and selfish act, not letting me taking advantage of them and threw you in the dark side in which you may never get out of it .This would be haunting me rest of my life and also greatly affect my studies , strength and work. He said Today he is successful just because his condition was just like me. He is so rich and wealthy today that he supports all of those who supported him financially ,sexually and morally before it nips the evil in the bud. I went UK for settlement and citizenship but I did not let myself becoming Brit Citizen because after so much misfortunateness I became very sexually satisfied with her . I thought I should quit my drama and accept her my wife as I am aware of my situation that there are no girls out there for me who would ever fancy me for fuck & fun .

    I was so stupid I fell in that woman so quickly who took risk for me because she was paid to look after me . Actually she let me for a fuck but unlike I expected and seen in porn movies. After so much fight, I left her and the city and moved up where I came for studies. After one year later and so much craving , finally I fell in with a younger and uglier white girl who was looking for partner for fuck. She seemed very despair and needy .I was aware of my situation and condition that I had no enough money and I am a foreigner of low class and I am separated and my studies are also greatly affected and I am half mental case due to misfortunateness . I knew this was the only chance I could make myself satisfied out of it otherwise this feelings would never let me sleep peacefully .I fucked her and few days later when she left me without any notice .She stole my credit cards , cheques and some cash . I had never stopped her from spending and taking money from the wallet .But I did not care what she did to me because my supposed wife did the same thing in order to support her proper childhood boy friend who used to run sex shops .By the way , when the young girl left with nothing so that I could survive further for months .I felt very ill in bed , my eyes and skin turned yellow .I was very sick and could not able to get up from the bed . When I left UK for Pakistan , I decided to leave for Oman for employment . The Embassy requires Medical test for the candidate .To pass the visa , you must be medically fit . My sister who used to work in the most reputable and state of the art Medical Hospital as a Medical Technologist in Pakistan .There she took my medical test and she discovered Hepatitis B + in my blood stream .She asked me did I see anyone for intercourse ? I said yes I did she was not too many but second and last one .She took everything from me and since then I feel no remorse for any woman .I hate all the married and single women and girls but my siblings . I hate my parents for being asshole with me .I still watch porn but can not become porn star forever . I tried contacted many porn Industries but did not get any reply . I went London to see the British sex industry to see if I could join in for work. When this happened I thought I am not like White people tall , white and with huge talent .I also told my Uncle I wanted a couple whose wife should be up to my desire and let me stay in the family .I tried every possible thing in order to be a successful person like the one I fell in on the very first day of my college . He was right about me that it will haunt me for rest of my life if I do not bring my fantasies into practice .

    I told you all this just because this not only be a business but also be within society .
    It is an another way of keeping your life get going definitely unlike with normal people .
    Even most of normal people have abnormal secrets in their lives .
    The woman pussy is the powerful tool for keeping a man straight and peaceful life if he is chosen to be a part and parcel of the women fantasies .The key of success for men is hidden in the women holes , if she knows how to use it and the most important in all to whom it should ?

    TY .