Is Porn a Dangerous Job?

Feminist Law Professors bemoans a recent outbreak of HIV among porn actors, citing 16 previously unreported cases in Los Angeles County in the last 5 years, for a total of 22. 

Ann Bartow, the author of the piece, approaches it from, of course, a feminist perspective.  But, what I would like to know is what happens if we just look at it from a dangerous jobs perspective.  I am loath to google the number of porn actors and actresses in Los Angeles County, so I’m going to keep this hypothetical. 

No one can claim that porn actors don’t know the risks that they are signing up for, particularly when they choose to work bareback.  How does this number, as a percentage of the total number of workers, compare to deaths (to take it to extremes, since how often do we hear now that HIV is not a death sentence?) in other dangerous jobs, such as military, firefighters, commercial fishermen, police officers, oil rig workers, etc.? 

Of course, I guess one has to bear in mind that most of the people who die or are seriously injured doing those jobs are men.

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