Lara Roxx

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Lara Roxx
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Lara Roxx in Inside Lara Roxx
Pascale Andrée Abitbol

5 June 1982
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight125 lb (57 kg)

Lara Roxx is the stage name of the Canadian pornographic actress who, in March 2004, became the first of three known individuals in four years to contract HIV while making a U.S. pornographic video.


Roxx became famous in 2004 at age 21, after being exposed to HIV while doing a pornographic scene with Darren James. She allegedly contracted the disease just two months after doing her first scene, a double anal.[1] Roxx said previously that she relied on the industry's HIV standards to ensure her safety.[2]

James and Roxx have been banned from any further porn production in the US. At the end of April 2004, it was confirmed that Jessica Dee and Miss Arroyo, after having worked with James, also tested positive for HIV.[3]

Roxx, upon learning about James' being HIV-positive, said, "It totally made me realize how I trusted this system that wasn't to be trusted at all, because it obviously doesn't work," and "I thought porn people were the cleanest people in the world."[2]

She is the subject of the Canadian documentary film Inside Lara Roxx, directed by Canadian filmmaker and photographer Mia Donovan, which explores Roxx's 2004 HIV infection and her life since the media coverage of this incident subsided.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b Burnett, Richard (January 25, 2013). "Inside Lara Roxx: former Montreal adult-film star on the deadly price of porn fame". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Lara Roxx: "I thought porn people were the cleanest people in the world."". Adult Video News. 2004-04-17. Archived from the original on 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  3. ^ "Another First-Gen Woman Diagnosed as HIV-Positive". Adult Video News. 2004-05-05. Archived from the original on 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  4. ^ "Inside Lara Roxx". Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-07.

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