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HIV scare that led to porn industry shutdown a false alarm

Porn industry blasts condom campaign

The weeklong production moratorium on the porn industry has been lifted after an adult film performer whose HIV positive test prompted the shutdown was retested with negative results, according to a porn industry trade group.

The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry, said the performer -- whose name, age and gender were not released -- received the initial positive results at a Florida testing facility that did not appear to have procedures in place for testing first- and second-generation partners or for follow-up care.

Local production companies were notified Aug. 29 of the test outcome and agreed to hold off on filming. Those who had been in scenes with the performer were contacted and urged to get tested.

"Industry self-regulation and best practices are alive and well in the adult entertainment industry," the group's executive director, Diane Duke, said in a statement.

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-- Corina Knoll

 
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