Gay-Porn Actor Rod Daily HIV Positive, Discloses On Twitter

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Rod Daily, a gay-porn actor who has performed in videos for Next Door Entertainment and Kink.com, announced on Twitter that he recently contracted HIV. “Drumroll please! I’m 32 years old and I’m HIV positive,” he tweeted on Tuesday. “Acute HIV, which means I recently was infected. For that I am blessed.”

rod dailyWe assume Daily means he detected the virus early and can begin treatment.

The news comes just weeks after porn actress Cameron Bay, who apparently dated Daily, also tested positive. The Free Speech Coalition, a trade group representing the adult-movie industry is alerting performers and partners to get tested but has yet to call for an industry shutdown. 

Lawmakers in California have tried to mandate condom use in porn movies filmed in the state—similar to a citywide ordinance passed in Los Angeles—and are citing Daily and Bay’s infections as proof such measures are needed:  “This is the second individual within a week and a half to contract HIV in the industry,” said Assemblyman Isadore Hall. “There will probably be more.”

Kink.com CEO Peter Acworth says he requires testing every 28 days. But while performers in gay scenes are required to wear condoms, those in hetero scenes are not. “We can say with some degree of confidence that there was no transmission on set” involving Daily, Acworth said. “Rod Daily wore condoms in all his scenes. The strong indication is that Rod contracted it and transmitted it to Cameron Bay.”

h/t: Queerty.com