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Another Porn Star Tests HIV-Positive And More Stars On Quarantine List

Dec. 8 2010, Published 3:35 p.m. ET

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Derrick Burts, a 24-year-old adult film performer who tested HIV-positive at a San Fernando Valley clinic in October, says he’s not the only well-known star who’s tested positive and is calling for mandatory condom use on porn sets, improved sex disease tests, and follow- up care for other porn actors, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Burts, 24, who until now has only been publicly identified as ‘Patient Zeta,” held a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning and told RadarOnline.com that he’s not the only porn star whose life has changed due to possible exposure to HIV and says there are other well-know performers on a quarantine list.

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"I can’t give out names or anything or anybody that was on the quarantine list. I can say that there were well-known stars who were on the quarantine list. I don't know their status. “I was told...there was another person. What Jennifer Miller did tell me, she said that there was another person who tested positive; It was a male performer, I do know that. And she told me it was somebody who did crossover work....meaning gay and straight porn.  That's all she would tell me.  I said I think I have an idea of who it is, I threw a name out there and she said 'no, it's not him." I was reading stuff on the porn boards and that's all she left it at.

Burts, who performed in both gay and straight adult films under the stage names "Derek Chambers" and "Cameron Reid" respectively, made headlines after testing positive for HIV at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation in Sherman Oaks on October 8.

The performer claims he also contracted herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia during a brief run in the business, where he said he earned $200 to $800 to perform with women, and $1,000 to $2,000 for scenes with men.

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And although Burts is moving forward despite his diagnosis, he tells RadarOnline.com he’s still got some unanswered questions.

“At this point, I still don't know the known positive who I worked with and I don't know the known positive who is supposedly the other patient zero who has an infection."

Past porn performers to test HIV-positive include Darren James, Marc Wallice and John Stagliano.

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