April 15, 2004 02:00am
Jenna Comments on Industry HIV Situation
Source: CJIDigital PR
by: Company Press Release
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) -- Jenna Jameson, the world's best known adult film star, says she will campaign vigorously for tighter self-regulation of the XXX movie industry in order to head off the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among adult performers.
"The fact is that the adult industry as a whole has been remarkably free of STDs and HIV, considering that sex is what we do for a living. We must do even more to prevent it from taking root among performers," said Ms. Jameson. "The incidence of HIV in the adult industry is far lower than in the population as a whole, and we need to adopt stricter restrictions for our industry to keep it that way. I think that any performer coming into the United States from abroad, including American nationals who have worked outside the country, should have a 'quarantine' period in which they must wait at least 60 days before beginning work again in the adult industry."
Ms. Jameson made her remarks as the industry reacted to reports that male actor Darren James had tested positive for HIV. She said she endorsed a 60-day moratorium on producing new films to assure that there are no additional HIV positive cases. "ClubJenna has pushed its productions until the 60 day window has elapsed and we can be assured that the outbreak is contained. We strongly urge the rest of the industry to follow. This is our industry and our livelihood..please help to ensure its safety."
She added: "I fully support the efforts of Aim (the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation), which has done an incredibly good job in bringing awareness to ways people in our industry can protect themselves. If we don't get behind Aim in every way and make sure we have air-tight self-regulation, then you can be sure that the government is going to step in and start doing it for us, and that will be a major mess."
About Jenna Jameson:
According to Rolling Stone, Jenna Jameson is the actress who "put the star in porn star," and to New York Magazine she's a "cultural icon." Recognized by Adult Video News as the leading female adult star of all time, she has won virtually every honor the adult industry bestows. Her highly anticipated book on her life and sexual adventures for the ReganBooks imprint of HarperCollins, Hearthbreaker: A Life in Porn, will be published in June. Her E! True Hollywood Story profile was one of its highest-rated E! shows of 2003. She has had numerous mainstream movie and television roles, has hosted E!'s 'Wild On' program, has made countless television appearances and has debated and won at Oxford University in England. Jenna Jameson is the chairwoman of ClubJenna, Inc., a product licensing and Internet management firm that handles the Web activities for more than a dozen adult stars. Her films are produced by her own production company and are distributed by Vivid Entertainment Group, which has selected her as a Vivid Girl. Jenna, who began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl, has appeared in more than 1,000 magazines articles and graced approximately 400 magazine covers from Playboy, New York, Esquire and Penthouse to Glamour, Paper, Cosmopolitan, Allure and Jane. FHM ranks her as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Girls in the World.
For more information contact:
Sarah Perkins, 212-338-0050, PR@CJIDigital.com