The LA adult film industry was forced to shut down again this week after an unnamed performer tested positive for HIV.
According to The Daily Mail, this is the third time the industry has shut down this year because of a positive HIV test. Guidelines set by the industry state that filming will not continue until “all performers who the positive performer worked with or had sexual contact with test negative.”
“We take the health of our performers very seriously and felt that it was better to err on the side of caution while we determine whether anyone else may have been exposed,” Diane Duke of the Freedom of Speech Coalition wrote in a release.
The last time this happened, it took over a week for filming to start again. This is just another hit for an already turbulent industry.
It’s a sad day in the world of porn…