Syphilis among US Porn performers reflects rising STI cases

Los Angeles porn performer Mr. Marcus has admitted to altering his STI test results to hide Syphilis-positive results, claiming his doctor had assured him it would not be contagious 10 days after treatment. Other performers in the Los Angeles porn community have recently tested positive for syphilis, unsurprising given the rise in cases worldwide.

Canada reported 1,750 cases in 2010, a spike from the 177 cases in 1993. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, also on the rise, have been affecting younger people while people over 30 accounted for 73 percent of cases in 2010. 90.5 percent of those affected were men.

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