Keni Styles wrote:This is terrible.
My thoughts are for the girl, I hope she is getting the correct support at this moment.
PCR DNA testing should be the industry wide minimum testing standard. Models should also always opt to give swabs so that the samples can be taken for cultures to be extra safe but that is not usually the case for many.
Also we should have a centralized database for the adult industry here in Europe. Or at least accessible databases in each of the main countries. Then we can work confidently, knowing that the testing centers are regulated and the important communications can be passed around immediately.
Of course this will not make anyone immune to the risks of our job but it will make the communication and information sharing almost instant so that we can react accordingly to outbreaks and high risk situations.
The problem here is unity. We don't have any unity in the business here in Europe. If it became industry standard to only be tested in certified databased clinics and all performers, directors and agents stuck together to enforce this then we would be in a much safer place.
Also if no performer could work without certificates from outside clinic's then the increased traffic would mean batch testing and hence lower testing costs too.
The most annoying thing is that this would be so easy to do and yet it hasn't happened. The Americans have got it right with AIM but we seem so far behind them.
Dillon Day is trying his best to do something about this with his 'Safety 1st Laboratory' in Prague. The lab is modern, clean, accessible and has PCR DNA testing facilities. All the results are accessible online.
How difficult would it be for performers, agents and directors to have some unity when it comes to 'OUR' health?
AIM has been founded in USA after HIV crisis in 1998, when several porn performers like Marc Wallace, Brooke Ashley, Tricia Deveraux, Kimberly Jade, Caroline and Delfin tested positiv for HIV.
After Czech Syph crisis and this case maybe it is time to wake up in Europe!?