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Derrick Burts

December 8, 2010 by staff 

Derrick Burts, After a positive test on October 9 adult HIV Industry Medical Foundation health care (AIM) Clinic, Derrick Burts, 24, adult men Movie Performer (aka Cameron Reid, Derek Chambers) who contracted HIV while working in California’s multibillion-dollar prnography industry, waited in vain for more than six weeks for the industry-funded clinical AIM page to follow him medical care and treatment

Then perform anonymously sought treatment for AIDS Health Foundation, a longtime critic of AIM and the lack of security industry workers, who organized a medical appointment for him less than 24 hours at a center Health-AHF without knowing its role in industry

Derrick Burts, a performer 24 years of films for adults who have tested HIV-positive on October 9 at Adult Industry Medical Foundation health care (AIM) clinic, a clinic funded by Sherman Oaks serve the adult film industry, will address the media publicly for the first time since reports of his HIV diagnosis while working in the adult film industry was published in mid-October, the creation a frenzy of international media and the closure of the California industry several billion dollars for adults for several weeks. Burts, who became known as “Patient Zeta after the first news broke, will appear at a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 10:00 am Pacific Time at the headquarters of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF, 6255 Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor, Los Angeles CA 90028), which over the past four years has been the champion of reform independently safety in the adult film industry, including efforts to require the condom use in all productions of films for adults.

After testing HIV-positive clinic AIM, Burts, who made films in both heterosexual and hmosxl adults in the months preceding sub screen names Cameron Reid Cameron Reed and Derek Chambers, expected in vain for more than six weeks to AIM and its medical officer, Dr. (Howard), Aaron Aronow, reference and relationship with a physician or other health care provider for follow-up medical care and treatment. Frustrated and increasingly worried about his health and well-being, Burts then consulted a friend from out of state who has returned to its network of AIDS Healthcare Foundation in health care centers in California South providing state of the art HIV / AIDS medical care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Burts anonymously then sought medical treatment for his HIV AHF, which organized a medical appointment for him within 24 hours of his first contact with AHF to one of its Los Angeles-area health care centers AHF-without anyone knowing that the FFA’s role in the adult film industry.

“Nobody should have to wait 6 weeks after HIV diagnosis to be linked to care,” said Laveeza Bhatti, MD, HIV care provider, physician AHF & M. Burt. “It is extremely important that once diagnosis is that the patient will be subjected to an appropriate location for the evaluation and medical treatment. In many cases, immediate treatment is of utmost importance and the wait can be very negative consequences for the patient. Fortunately, Mr. Burt was able to obtain any test and evaluation done when he came to AHF. As has been diagnosed earlier, he favorable to disease markers. ”

“As a doctor I regularly see how HIV can be stressful when a patient has HIV. It is essential that patients are quickly linked to support services, counseling and life-saving treatment, “said Shilpa Sayana, MD, MPH, Global HIV clinicians and HIV care provider for AIDS Healthcare Foundation.” Studies showed that the care facility after the late diagnosis of HIV is common and is associated with poorer long term results. Any delay in obtaining the newly diagnosed HIV patients the care they need, is bad for their health and that of their relatives. ”

In early November, the skepticism of two officials from Los Angeles County public health and other HIV / AIDS medical professionals-directors of AIM said that after two rounds of follow-up of HIV testing on children and adults, no further infection by HIV appears to have occurred among artists who worked on the camera with Burts. The Los Angeles Times, officials of AIM said: “It was determined that patients Zeta contracted the virus through private, personal activity and there was no transmission of HIV patient Zeta someone else, “said the announcement. (Los Angeles Times, November 5, 2010, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, journalist). However, the Times article also noted Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, said that officials had not provided its AIM office with test results or protocols and that without this information it was impossible to determine how the patients contracted the disease Zeta and if all those exposed had been tested. ”

During his brief tenure working in the adult film industry Burts also contracted herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

“We are extremely pleased to know that Derrick has been linked to care and receive appropriate medical care for his HIV AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a government funded supplier non-profit health care,” said Michael Weinstein, President, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “However, we are surprised that the multi-billion dollar adult film and its fig leaf of a clinic could not even meet six weeks after his first positive HIV test to connect to appropriate follow-up care and treatment, and that taxpayers, rather than the adult film industry will be left holding the bill.”

A study into consideration, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the estimated cost of lifelong treatment for HIV-infected person is approximately $ 600,000.

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