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Syphillis: Mr. Marcus and the Importance of Getting Tested

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Posted August 28, 2012 by Kimani in Infection Section

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This past week, world famous Porn Star Mr. Marcus sent out a public apology after single-handedly spreading Syphilis through

the California Adult Entertainment population. He caused nationwide panic as filming for many adult films ceased immediately

while production companies got their actors tested.

 

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While Mr. Marcus did get tested, according to him he only received one of the normal three shots of treatment that are given to patients. This allowed the disease to combat the vaccine and continue to exist in the body.

In addition to this, he left out crucial information when showing proof that he had been tested for STDs. His dishonesty

costed millions of dollars to the industry, and is a topic of discussion everywhere.

 

According to Adult Video News, he admitted he was diagnosed with the STD on July 12, but continued to perform after getting the results. He also admitted to tampering with the test results from Talent Testing Service.

The women he performed with retested negative for syphilis.

Mr. Marcus did, however, abstain from sex for 10 days per the doctor’s orders and took penicillin until July 24 when he returned to the sex set and hid the results.

“My personal doctor doesn’t know what I do for a living,” Mr. Marcus said. “So his thing was just don’t have any sex for 7-10 days. Once I did that shot I felt pretty confident. Every doctor I talked to up to that point said ‘you get the shot. That’s it.’ If you had the syphilis in your system a lot longer than that you need three shots. But based on what he determined from my blood and looking at my symptoms, he said the one shot was good enough. So I did the one shot and I didn’t have to do anything else.”

(via BlackAmericaWeb.com)

Getting tested is crucial for anyone who is sexually active, as it is the only way to be certain that he/she is not infected.

Many diseases carry no symptoms in certain stages, and some do not show symptoms ever – though they can still be transmitted to another person. Unprotected sex with partners is an easy way to spread disease, which is why using condoms is extremely important at all times. Realistically, infidelity does happen sometimes and the chance of being infected exists until proven otherwise.

If you are experiencing symptoms of syphilis or feel you have been exposed to it – see a licensed physician immediately. Only they can properly diagnose and treat disease. Follow directions carefully to avoid transmitting the disease to anyone else during treatment. 


 

Sources:

http://www.blackamericaweb.com/comment/37692




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A NY transplant in Florida, Kimani has taken on the task of educating the world on sexual health and education. The Mount Vernon native has seen AIDS and HIV spread through her community like wildfire, and hopes to cease the transmission of these and other diseases one person at a time. If you know better, you're inclined to do better.

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