An adult film industry organization has declared a temporary industrywide production moratorium after an unconfirmed test indicated a possible HIV case.
Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke says “confirmatory tests are not yet back but we are taking every precaution to protect performers and to determine if there’s been any threat to the performer pool.”
“It’s scary because I care about everyone in my business and we’re a really tight knit community, but statistically, I’m personally not extremely concerned,” adult film actress and recent UCLA graduate Tasha Reign told Eyewitness News via Skype.
The industry’s requirement to tests for STD’s every 14 days works, according to Reign.
“I’m safer than any friend I know that is in my personal life outside of pornography,” Reign said.
Last year, the industry shut down for a time after several porn stars, including Cameron Bay, contracted HIV outside of filming.
“You don’t really mean much except if you’re a liability to them and their money-making,” Bay said.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation released the following statement Thursday: “How many more infections will it take before the industry will follow the law on condom use? Don’t we ever learn?”
Sacramento lawmakers recently put on hold legislation that would require all performers statewide to wear …read more