MUM SHOT

2nd Porn Shutdown Announced After 2nd Performer Tests HIV Positive

stop-pornOn Friday, the Free Speech Coalition and Performer Availability Screening Services announced a second moratorium on porn production following the announcement of a second performer tested positive for HIV:

Today, FSC/PASS was informed by one of the doctors affiliated with one of the PASS provider testing facilities that another performer has tested positive for HIV. As a result of this news, FSC is calling a moratorium on all production until further notice.

The criteria for the moratorium are established by the doctors on the medical advisory council which includes Dr. Sean Darcy and Dr. Peter Miao. The doctors are working in concert to do the research and create an accurate 1st and 2nd generational genealogy. They are also ensuring that the performer receives referrals, medical counsel and top quality care.

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. The cost of retests required for generational partners will be covered by FSC/PASS.

It should be noted that the last moratorium was lifted contingent on mandatory retesting after August 19th which exceeded the window period recommended by the PASS medical advisory council.

Dr. Darcy stated, “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. 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.”

PASS will supply regular updates on the PASS website at www.FSCPASS.org. Please check the website for daily updates.

The FSC/PASS, a trade organization serving the adult entertainment industry, announced a similar moratorium two weeks ago after performer Cameron Bay announced through the FSC that she was HIV positive. Her boyfriend, fellow performer Rod Daily announced via Twitter this week that he too had tested positive. Both had worked for Kink.com, which was recently the subject of a complaint filed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation with California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, calling for the studio to mandate condom use in all scenes.

Last year, Los Angeles County passed a measure requiring all adult film actors to wear condoms, though some companies flout the law by shooting outside county lines. Industry leaders are fighting the measure in court, claiming their audiences don’t want to see condoms. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III is pushing for a similar law to be adopted statewide.

h/t: XBIZ