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Porn Industry Shuts Down After 4th Actor Is Discovered HIV Positive

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There have always been rumors about disease in the porn industry. Most of the disease could be fixed with medicine but things are starting to hit the fan.  People are now starting to turn up HIV positive and the industry is now debating  if performers should be required use condoms.

According to Huffington Post

The adult film industry’s trade group placed a national moratorium on porn production Friday after announcing that a performer had tested positive for HIV. Since August, at least four performers have tested positive for HIV and the Free Speech Coalition has placed three moratoriums on production.

The Free Speech Coalition oversees the testing of porn performers for sexually transmitted diseases.

The next steps will be to perform additional tests, determine a timeline and identify any first-generation partners of the person who tested positive, the Free Speech Coalition said.

In August, Cameron Bay was the first of the four porn performers to recently receive an HIV-positive test result. On Aug. 21, the day Bay found out about her test result, the Free Speech Coalition called a moratorium on adult film shooting. Six days later, the group lifted the moratorium.

A week after filming had resumed, Bay’s boyfriend, performer Rod Daily, announced that he had tested positive for HIV. Two days after Daily said he was HIV-positive, another performer, who wasn’t identified, tested positive. That prompted the Free Speech Coalition to impose a second moratorium on Sept. 6.

The Free Speech Coalition maintains that the first three performers who recently tested HIV-positive — Bay, Daily and the anonymous man — did not contract HIV on a film set.

In October, LA County declined to defend the mandate in court and declined to comment further because of the ongoing litigation.

The condom mandate law was drafted by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which maintains that no amount of testing can make adult films safe without condom use.

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