The Closer

Season 2 Episode 7

Head Over Heels

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 24, 2006 on TNT

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    • The subject of this episode is timely in that an HIV outbreak rocked the Los Angeles adult film industry in early 2004.

      In early 2004 adult star Darren James was found to be HIV-positive after working with three HIV positive Brazilian adult-film actresses, one of whom infected him. James, in turn, infected an American actress, Lara Roxx. Between them, they contacted another 25 adult film actors. The CDC and LA County Department of Health, with the cooperation of AIM, studied the outbreak, and shut down the industry until virus was contained. LADOH later required all adult-film actors to wear condoms.

      Both actors were barred from further adult film work. Each of the actors who worked with them were "under quarantine" until their HIV tests came back negative. Of these, five were found to be HIV-positive. Because of this outbreak, both the adult film industry and the LADOH worked together to develop mutually acceptable guidelines for the health and safety of adult film actors.

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