FSC Calls Precautionary Production Hold

LOS ANGELES—Today the Free Speech Coalition sent out a statement about a precautionary production hold. FSC called the hold after it learned of a possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer listed in the PASS database.

The following statement was posted:

“The performer will be retested tomorrow morning, and we will know whether or not it is a false positive on Tuesday. The performer is actively working with FSC-PASS, and we will be proactively retesting anyone who might have had contact with the performer since their last clear test.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking that producers immediately stop filming until we are able to establish and confirm relevant facts. We understand that a production hold is not only stressful and confusing, but also financially difficult. However, our ultimate responsibility is to the safety of the performer pool and the integrity of the PASS system.

“We ask that you respect and maintain the performer’s privacy during this process.

“The Free Speech Coalition periodically calls production holds if there is a possible HIV exposure within the adult film community. Production holds are an important part of the safety protocols in adult film, but does not signal an actual on-set transmission, nor a confirmed positive test. The adult film industry has not seen an on-set transmission of HIV on a PASS-regulated set in over a decade.”