Bare back sex has lately become more popular in the ladyboy video world. In the past few months nearly half a dozen sites have appeared. The producers of the videos have claimed that the participants have been tested for HIV/AIDS. That may be so, but what it fails to mention is that detection of the virus is only possible from six weeks to three months after infection. So even if they've been tested they should refrain from any unprotected sex during that period.
But, it would seem that the ladyboys are either so desperate for that bit of cash (they're paid around US$50 per shoot) and the promise that they will also become famous and earn lots of money later on. Or they're totally uninformed or misinformed. Whichever way, they're dicing with a slow and painful death. Arguably there are more new medicines on the market now then say, five years ago, but that doesn't come cheap nor are all that freely available.
Personally, I would never have sex with anybody that took part in a bare-back video or photo shoot. I know that may sound silly as many ladyboys have gone bare-back and would certainly not tell you. But psychologically, it'll be a turn-off for me. I'd rather do without.