It’s been three years since 23 year old gay male porn star, Jessy Karson found out he tested positive for HIV. For any gay man this is hard enough to deal with, but when you’re career is in porn, it makes things much more complicated.
“I was a bit of a slut,” said Jessy as he described the time when he was infected with HIV.
At the time he learned he was positive, Jessy had been working with videoboys.com, dancing and doing some additional work for some other studios.
Jessy made the decision to go on treatment and today he is in control and gets regular check-ups. This being said, he is very aware that studios are very cautious about working with models who are HIV positive. They don’t want to put other models at risk and that limits the options of what they can do.
Jessy turned to studios that used HIV positive models, one of the largest studios being Treasure Island Media. When working for TIM, Jessy was one of six models to be featured in bareback scene, 1,000 Load Fuck.
This one appearance dramatically impacted Jessy’s image as a porn actor and an individual.
“Some people boycotted me,” said Jessy.
Jessy also noticed that since filming that scene other studios were not interested in hiring him.
Today, Jessy is not exclusive with any agency and enjoys the freedom of being able to work with a variety of producers and studios. He understands there are limitations, however he is confident in peoples demand for his bad-boy image and there will be lots of work lined up in the future.