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Another Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV

Industry body calls for another filming moratorium
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2013 4:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two more porn stars have tested positive for HIV, prompting calls for another moratorium on filming and adding more ammunition to the battle over mandatory condom requirements for adult films. The first person infected, reported last month, has been identified as actress Cameron Bay. Earlier this week, a second actor, Rod Daily, came forward. And yesterday, industry group the Free Speech Coalition announced that a third, as yet unnamed, performer had tested positive, and requested that filming be halted again, the LA Times reports.

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The Coalition has offered to cover the costs for any of the performers' previous partners to retest for HIV. "While we don't have evidence to suggest an on-set transmission as opposed to a transmission from non-industry (off-camera) related activity, we are taking every measure to determine the source and to protect the performer pool," it said in a statement. The president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which led the fight to require porn performers to wear condoms, says he has been contacted by a fourth HIV-positive man, but won't release any more details yet, reports Reuters. (Read more HIV stories.)

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