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Southern California Porn Industry Calls For Moratorium After Another Adult Star Tests Positive for HIV

| by Amanda Schallert

The Southern California pornography industry is calling for porn production to halt, after another performer was confirmed to have HIV.

This is the second time the porn industry has pushed for a moratorium in past weeks, according to the Huffington Post.

The Free Speech Coalition began a moratorium on Aug. 22, after adult performer Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV. However, a medical advisor cleared the performers who were at risk for HIV after working with Bay, and production continued less than a week later.

But on Tuesday, Bay’s boyfriend, former adult performer Rod Daily, posted that he also tested positive for HIV on Twitter.

The most recent call for a halt on production this Friday did not disclose whether or not the moratorium was in response to Daily’s HIV test or to another porn performer’s test.

The Free Speech Coalition said in a statement that it is taking the necessary action to protect performers.

"Because of these precautionary steps, the performer who has now tested positive for HIV, had not performed since before the first moratorium and was prevented from performing due to the required retest," the statement read. "Therefore, no performers were exposed to a new risk of on-set transmission as a result of this latest case, or Ms. Bay's infection."

Wearing condoms in porn shoots in Los Angeles County is mandated by law, following a measure Los Angeles County voters passed last november.

But the law has been poorly enforced, according to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

The condom requirement law has also been met with opposition, and some people argue that it is unconstitutional.

Source: Huffington Post