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Porn Industry Shutdown Ends After Performer Retests HIV Negative

An adult film performer who tested positive for HIV, causing production to shut down in Southern California, has been re-tested and found to be HIV-negative to the relief of the porn industry.

Production had been shut down since last Monday, following word of the positive test that came back at an out-of-state clinic.

"The industry will be abundantly cautious as we try to nail down the reasons for what now appears to have been a false positive result on a previous test," says spokesperson Diane Duke.

She refused to release the performer's name, age or gender, citing the person's right to medical privacy.

However, industry sources say it was a male employed by various production houses who had worked without condoms with as many as a dozen female performers.

This incident follows a similar one last year when another actor named Derrick Burts was diagnosed with HIV. He has reportedly since left the industry to become an advocate for the use of condoms in pornography.

The multi-billion dollar adult film industry has repeatedly rejected calls and proposals that would require porn stars to wear condoms in sex scenes.

September 5, 2011 |




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