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Porn industry reeling as actor found HIV positive

Published 14/10/2010 | 05:00

CALIFORNIA'S multi-billion-dollar adult-entertainment industry was left reeling after a porn actor tested positive for HIV.

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The revelation led to two of the industry's biggest companies shutting down production and a scramble to find partners who may have been exposed by the actor, whose identity and gender have not been released.

The actor was a patient of the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation.

Wicked Pictures and Vivid Entertainment stopped production as a precaution.

Public health officials have condemned the widespread lack of condom use on porn sets. Adult film producers say viewers find them to be a turn-off.

Porn actors are required by US law to test negative for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases before shooting a film. Safety officials are considering strengthening rules to specify the use of condoms on set.

Irish Independent

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