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Porn actor had condomless sex with HIV positive co-star to prove he wouldn’t get the virus

Jason Domino had sex without a condom with a fellow star with HIV to make a point.

He knew the actor wasn’t on any anti-viral medication and had a high viral load. A Viral Load is a metric for how much HIV is found in someone’s blood.

Jason filmed knowing that without PrEP he’d be extremely likely to get HIV

Jason told OutNews Global: “I knew I wouldn’t get HIV. I chose to do this to reinforce confidence that PrEP works even in “high risk” events.

“My scene partner was about to try his new medication and had a high Viral Load at the time.”

Medical professionals do not suggest anybody should test the effectiveness of ant-viral drugs in the same way, but Jason says his experiment wasn’t supposed to make other people follow his lead: “Rather than encouraging people to be irresponsible, our aim was to help people to see each other as people, not as risks, thanks to medical developments.

“We also wanted to replace ideological prevention strategies with accurate details, for people to make informed decisions around. If people stopped being so reluctant to talk about HIV, they’d hear more major updates. Sometimes something unusual helps the conversation start.”

Jason has set up Porn4PrEP to raise awareness…as well as heart rates

Jason has spoken at the United Nations, on primetime BBC News and has featured in articles for the New Scientist, Huffington post, and Dazed and he is on the “IMPACT” PrEP trial’s advisory board.

He told OutNews Global: “I live as a public example for sexual health, a VERY public example. It was important to do what I did because denying a porn actor a voice is a public validation of slut shaming.

“The fact that we can’t talk about sex transparently is people sticking to their comfort zones, often embarrassed to reveal their personal details and thoughts.”

In the year beginning October 2015, HIV diagnoses fell by 32% compared with October 2014 to September 2015 among men who have sex with men (MSM) attending five of the biggest London sexual health clinics.

Jason had an HIV finger-prick test to prove he’s been protected by PrEP

Jason Domino is also campaigning for boys to be given the same vaccination as girls against the Human Papilloma Virus after he had to undergo surgery following diagnosis with HPV.

The virus, which most sexually active men are thought to have contracted through oral sex, can often remain ‘silent’ but in some cases can cause cancer and infertility in women and health complications including cancer in men.

Jason says: “I thought I was completely up to date on my Sexual Health information, but I wasn’t. I am a man, and like the majority of sexually active adults, I had contracted HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).

The HPV virus affects men as well as women but boys aren’t vaccinated

“Many adults don’t express symptoms, or only do if their immune system runs low sometimes years after contracting it. Some men don’t even think they can even catch HPV.

“HPV is collection of around 100 strains of virus; some cause genital warts, and some lead to cancer. In the UK girls are vaccinated against the worse and most common strains of HPV on the NHS. Boys, however, are not, but it does work for males.

“As I lay on the operating table going under general anaesthetic for surgery I wondered why no one offered me the vaccination. It existed, but no one was comfortable talking about it. A laser burned inside me, and I spent a number of months in extreme pain that had been completely preventable.

“I am doing ok now, I look healthy down there. But I will always carry HPV, like many. But I’m aware now. I will need regular checks to detect cancerous changes reoccurring, and I need my partners to either be unaffected or be vaccinated against it.

Jason says porn stars have a vital role to play in sex education

At present, sex education in schools is patchy and inconsistent, with sexual health advice often falling well behind the latest information young people require. Jason hopes that will change but his ‘stunt’ with HIV is designed to help educate people of all ages.

He says: “A Sex Ed class is often awkward, formal and largely danger-focussed. Sex in real life is about pleasure, excitement, feeling turned on, and sometimes nerves.

“Students deserve an education that prioritises reducing harm. That’s why I started a unique charity which makes porn and soon Erotica contain Sexual Health information.

“A skilled director or writer can integrate these conversations naturally without making the piece unsexy. Many people can’t even imagine the two being compatible.

About to take the plunge…but Jason says he knew PReP would work

“Casual conversation, product placement and cutaway interviews to actors in reality shows, are example practices found all over our mainstream media. ”

Jason is now hoping to encourage more porn directors to give their support by collaborating with sexual health charities and safety regulations have greatest impact.

Check out Porn4PrEp here to get the latest (saucy) information on HIV drugs and sexual health!

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. DW

    December 12, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Of course PrEP works, and I’m glad Jason is taking it. All HIV-negative porn stars should be on PrEP. And all HIV-positive porn stars should be treated and undetectable.

    So who the hell is the other porn star Jason had sex with? HIV+, untreated and with a high viral load?? Why is he not on treatment himself?

  2. Gus Cairns

    December 13, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    He was. Read the piece. His previous treatment had failed (they do occasionally) and he had just started a new one.

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