AIDS Among Adult-Film Actors

I currently maintain a Smartphone application which follows the diseases and deaths of all famous persons (VIP’s). [1]  Primary sources include biographies, anthologies, nationally-published obituaries and relevant Internet sites.  The first VIP death ascribed to AIDS was recorded in 1982.   AIDS is listed as the cause of death in 302 (3.06%) of 9,873 VIP’s who died during 1982 to July 2012.  These figures include 33 of 1,511 movie actors (2.18%) and 71 of 171 adult-film actors (41.5%).  Although publication bias and other sampling errors could contribute to these differences, the risk for AIDS among adult-film actors is obvious.


Berger SA. VIPatients 2012, Iphone and Android Application.