Porn Industry Under Moratorium After Actor Tests Positive For HIV

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    According to the AP, the adult film industry announced a moratorium on the making of porn films Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV.

    The performer was not immediately identified and officials didn’t say when the positive test was recorded.

    The actor’s sex partners are  reportedly being tested by doctors with Adult Production Health and Safety Services, which works with the porn industry.

    Diane Duke, executive director of the industry trade group the Free Speech Coalition,

    “The moratorium will be lifted once the risk of transmission has been eliminated, the actor is not believed to have been infected on a film set.”

    Last year a similar moratorium was put in place after nearly a dozen performers were infected during a syphilis outbreak.

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation successfully lobbied voters last year to adopt an ordinance requiring actors use condoms in the making of most porn films.

    Says their leader Among them was Michael Weinstein,

    “How many adult film performers have to become infected with an array of preventable sexually transmitted diseases — including HIV, which is not curable — before the porn industry actually complies with the law requiring condom use?”

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