Currently, under the the testing protocols to perform in most adult acting roles, you must be Hiv- in order to be cleared to work. If you test Hiv+ and undetectable, you are blackballed from performing and labeled unsafe. Is this bigotry and fear? Or just an outdated system created when science wasn’t advanced? I tend to lean toward the former based on the facts.
After a twitter disagreement with the Apag Union regarding their stance on Hiv+ performers, Billy Santoro was asked to resign by the Vice President Ruby. The union appears to be convinced that Hiv+ and undetectable is unsafe to work with even after Billy sited the CDC reports that Hiv+ undetectable CANNOT transmit the virus. This appears to be nothing more than the bigotry and homophobia that run deep within the straight porn industry.
“It’s not a 100% and why would you do that to Kelly publicly. That’s shitty. I’m disappointed in the way you handled this. I changed my mind. You should resign.” -VP Ruby
After I confronted the misinformation and blatant bigotry that was being discussed on twitter, I received the above message. Honey, if you want to make a public statement, I will call you out. I know the straight side doesn’t know me well, but I don’t fear your opinions. I shut you down instead and remember, the LGBTQ community have beaten grander odds than a small ineffective ‘union’ of women with a vendetta. Well, now I have a vendetta. Congratulations.
I urge all performers to stay away from the ApagUnion. They care about one type of model- straight hiv- females. They do not represent most performers nor do they care about helping you succeed.