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Porn industry: 'No indication' new HIV case was contracted on set

August 22, 2013

A trade association for the adult entertainment industry says there's no indication that a porn performer who tested positive for HIV was infected on set.

The Free Speech Coalition, a national trade association for the adult entertainment industry, confirmed the positive HIV test but would not say when or where it took place. The group -- which also called for a moratorium on porn shooting -- did not give any details about the affected performer.

The safety of adult-film industry practices has been under scrutiny in Los Angeles. The city began requiring porn actors to use condoms on set last year, and county voters in November approved a measure expanding the requirement countywide.

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The Free Speech Coalition said in a statement that it is working with a doctor affiliated with Adult Production Health & Safety Services to "contact and treat performers for any possible exposure involving the primary patient" and that additional confirmatory tests are being done on the performer who tested positive.

"Because of the rigorous APHSS protocols, the situation was accessed quickly and — most importantly — action was taken to ensure the protocols were followed,” coalition Chief Executive Diane Duke said.

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--By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times

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