CANOGA PARK, Calif.—The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) called for a production moratorium today after one of the testing facilities in its PASS testing system reported a positive HIV test for an adult performer.
“There was a positive test at one of our testing centers. We are taking every precaution while we do research to determine if there’s been any threat to the performer pool,” said FSC CEO Diane Duke. “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.”
The next steps, according to the FSC announcement, will be to perform additional tests, determine a timeline and identify any first generation partners.
“We want to make sure all performers are protected. The performers’ health and safety is the most important thing,” Duke added.
UPDATE: Multiple industry sources are reporting that the performer who received an HIV-positive test result is a male who has worked in gay porn in the past but now works only on the straight side of the business; this performer has reportedly only received one test thus far indicating a possible HIV infection, and the industry reaction was immediate.