Bisexual porn star Derrick Burts, who
performs in gay films as Derek Chambers and as Cameron Reid in
straight films, is being questioned on his claim that he acquired HIV
while filming gay sex.
In October, Burts, who was identified
only as “Patient Zeta” in media reports, tested positive for HIV,
down the straight adult film industry for more than a month.
Last week, the 24-year-old outed
himself at a press conference to denounce safety procedures used by
the adult porn industry. Burts said he felt compelled to come
forward to call on the straight porn industry to follow the lead of
gay porn studios and mandate condom use.
Burts insists he must have acquired the
virus that causes AIDS while filming a gay production because outside
of adult films he's only had sex with his girlfriend, also a porn
industry performer. He's said that he believes he was probably
infected during a gay porn shoot in Florida, where condoms were used
during intercourse but not oral sex.
“It is my opinion, and my opinion
only, that Derrick Burts aka Derek Chambers aka Cameron Reid DID NOT
contract the HIV virus while shooting a scene for a pornographic
movie (gay or straight),” talent agent Mark Spiegler said on
Spiegler goes on to offer Burts $1,000
to take a lie-detector test.
“The examiner would be instructed to
only ask Mr. Burts questions relating to his filming pornographic
movies – as well as questions regarding whether or not Mr. Burts
engaged in escorting (gay or straight).”
Burts has denied he worked as an
escort, although he acknowledges he advertised on the gay website
Burts' claim that he has not engaged in
gay sex outside of his work as an adult performer is also at odds
with an interview he gave with gay porn studio JetSet, in which he
says he prefers shooting gay porn and “I really enjoy bottoming.”
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