Porn Production Stopped All Over US After Actor Possibly Contracted HIV

The porn industry in the US is calling for all adult movie production to stop amid the industry’s leading body announced their fears that one actor contracted HIV.

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has issued a warning preventing any possible spreading of the HIV virus after one of the performer’s on their database that exists to protect actors’ health underwent HIV testing.

Warning

The recent statement posted on the FSC organization’s website read that they are calling “for a precautionary production hold after a possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer listed in the PASS database”.

They also added that this performer didn’t actially work on any sets during his transmission window, and “had not participated in any fluid exchange shoots since their last negative test.”

If his test is all clear, the current hold is going to be removed Wednesday, say the FSC.

“Out of an abundance of precaution, are asking that producers stop filming until we are able to confirm all facts. We will also proactively begin partner notification and retest anyone who might have had contact with the performer since their last clear test,” read the statement.

Production Halt

The porn industry group for rights, The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, also supported this production halt.

“Based on the current genealogy, there is low-risk to the performer pool,” said the APAC in a recent statement. “APAC will release a statement within the next few days regarding whether the production hold is called off or if a two-week moratorium is necessary,” they went on to add.

One popular performer who is also the APAC chairperson, Chanel Preston, said to Forbes news outlet: “The industry has these shutdowns not because we’re not safe, but because we are safe.”

“I’ve gone through multiple shutdowns in seven and a half years in the industry. This is what we’re doing. We’re following protocols.”