home
RSS
October 14th, 2010
01:18 PM ET

Positive HIV test prompts call for halt to porn shooting

An HIV/AIDS organization is calling for the suspension of all pornography production in Southern California after an adult film actor tested positive for the virus.

All filming should stop, said president Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “We’re quite concerned, because while a number of companies have expressed they are going to shut down production, there are many more that has indicated they will not shut down production.”

A health clinic based in Sherman Oaks, California, reported the positive test result last week.

“At this time, it is impossible to know if the patient acquired the HIV virus from private conduct or on-camera activity,” according to a press release from the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation. “The industry is behaving responsibly and cautiously, as it always has, by placing a moratorium on filming any person one or two generations removed from sexual contact with the current patient.”

The gender of the patient could not be revealed because of patient confidentiality rules, said Jeffrey J. Douglas, one of the lawyers for AIM Healthcare.

“There is no information at this moment when the infection was acquired,” he said. “For the same reasons, nor is there any indication that there has been a transmission.”

AIM is a community health service provider in which most of their patients work in the adult film industry.

Production companies and sexual partners of the patient have been notified, Douglas said.

The Los Angeles Times first reported the story earlier this week.

Wicked Pictures was one of the adult film company that stopped production following the test result.

“We had two productions that were scheduled to shoot very soon, so we put them on hold for now. How long they are postponed will be determined by the info that is released from AIM. And while Wicked Pictures only shoots with condoms, we still don't want to put any actor or actress in a position to work with someone that may prove to be on the quarantine list. With that said, we feel it is best to wait for AIM to finish their testing before resuming production."

Vivid Entertainment also halted production.

"When Vivid was first made aware that a performer had tested positive for HIV we immediately suspended production. We did this as a precaution and will continue to monitor the situation. AIM Healthcare acted appropriately to quarantine all adult talent who may have been exposed. We will wait for all of the facts to emerge before we resume production,” the company stated.

The latest revelation has renewed criticism about unsafe sex practices in the porn industry.

“It is also living proof that testing is not adequate protection against HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among porn performers. How many more people have to be infected with HIV before Los Angeles County steps in to do its job and protect performers’ and the public’s health,” said Weinstein in a statement.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has called for adult film actors to use condoms. Its stance is also supported by the American Medical Association. AIDS Healthcare Foundation has called for change in California law to mandate condom use in adult films and to require more safety training and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

“Now is not the time to continue the porn industry’s seriously flawed system of self-regulation—a system which has been demonstrated time and time again to be inadequate to protect performers from sexually-transmitted diseases," Weinstein said.

Douglas said many production companies already have stringent STD prevention programs in place, by testing their actors as much as every 28 days. Although the production varies region to region, no one is filmed without a clean bill of health, he said.

“The industry has done astonishingly good job of self-regulation,” Douglas said. “Again the groups, private or government, that are so vociferous in attacks are irresponsible in attacks and have this rather pronounced personal interest.”

In 2004, four actors tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, also shutting down production in California.


soundoff (654 Responses)
  1. Internet Marketing Jobs Near Me

    Very good post! We are linking to this particularly great article on our website. Keep up the good writing.

    https://www.splittie.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=affordableranking.com

    May 9, 2021 at 16:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Video Marketing Specialist

    I blog frequently and I really thank you for your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your RSS feed as well.

    https://www.kristar.ua/bitrix/rk.php?goto=https://www.affordableranking.com

    May 9, 2021 at 16:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Google Marketing Consultant

    You have made some good points there. I checked on the net for additional information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

    https://www.buildingsforhorses.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=affordableranking.com

    May 9, 2021 at 16:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Content Marketing Ideas

    https://cdiabetes.com/redirects/offer.php?URL=https://affordableranking.com

    May 9, 2021 at 20:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Social Media Marketing Jobs Orange County

    https://www.etradeasia.com/add_ad.asp?adchoose=1&adId=436&ad_link=https://www.affordableranking.com

    May 9, 2021 at 21:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Digital Marketing Associations

    http://www.puresensation.co.uk/guestbook/go.php?url=http://www.affordableranking.com

    May 10, 2021 at 14:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Digital Marketing Firms Orange County

    I must thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this website. I'm hoping to view the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own website now 😉

    https://focusmanagement.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=affordableranking.com

    May 10, 2021 at 14:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Google Marketing Job

    https://gregclingan.com/?wptouch_switch=mobile&redirect=http3A2F2Faffordableranking.com

    May 10, 2021 at 20:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Content Marketing Near Me

    http://corpacsteel.biz/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=affordableranking.com

    May 11, 2021 at 10:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Internet Marketing Company Near Me

    http://peli.com/eu/de/?languageset=de&url=http://affordableranking.com

    May 11, 2021 at 13:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Social Media Marketing Firms Near Me

    https://achamel.info/Lyceens/liencours/lien.php?lien=//postfallsbootcamp.com2F

    May 11, 2021 at 14:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Seo Marketing Job

    https://bigbook.biz/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=wifimind.com

    May 11, 2021 at 15:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. rv mattresses near me

    I blog frequently and I really thank you for your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your Feed too.

    https://www.ownedcore.com/forums/redirect-to/?redirect=https://youtube.com/watch?v=TgK3vd03uLI

    May 11, 2021 at 19:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Sprinter Van Brake Repair Near Me

    Good article. I will be experiencing many of these issues as well..

    http://www.nimbitmusic.com/nrp/t.php?a=1466&m=5956&c=0&l=https://commercialvanrepairshop.com/van-paint-shop-near-me

    May 11, 2021 at 22:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. rv roof repair service near me

    https://vse-doski.com/redirect/?go=https://youtube.com/watch?v=–JqyaAhUYU

    May 11, 2021 at 22:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. RV Paint Shop Orange County

    http://orsozox.com/forums/redirector.php?url=http://yelp.com/biz/ocrv-center-anaheim-4

    May 11, 2021 at 22:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. RV TV Los Angeles

    http://www.purkersdorf-online.at/werbung/adclick.php?bannerid=41&zoneid=3&source=&dest=http3A//g.page/OCRVFleetServices2F

    May 12, 2021 at 02:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. rv restore and repair

    https://www.chiefarchitect.com/go?resource=redirect&url=https://youtube.com/watch?v=kgbrC_zslGY

    May 12, 2021 at 05:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Sprinter Repair

    Hi, I do believe this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I'm going to return yet again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

    https://historyhub.history.gov/external-link.jspa?url=https://fleetrepairshops.com/gmc-high-top-van-repair-shop-near-me

    May 12, 2021 at 06:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. tires in orange county ca

    https://sintesi.provincia.le.it/portale/LinkClick.aspx?link=https://youtube.com/watch?v=p6wZCWW6ciA

    May 12, 2021 at 07:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. truck body shops near me

    Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this content together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

    http://click.linktech.cn/?m=chinapub&l=99999&l_cd1=0&l_cd2=1&tu=https://youtube.com/watch?v=MX8CljeT9ks

    May 12, 2021 at 11:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. indoor rv storage orange county

    http://sns.iianews.com/link.php?url=http://youtube.com/watch?v=dolqKeWeaZY

    May 12, 2021 at 12:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Sprinter Repair Orange County

    https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/lalaport/iwata/redirect.html?url=https://fleetservicesorangecounty.com/ram-luxury-van-repair-shop-near-me

    May 12, 2021 at 12:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. RV Cabinet Near Me

    http://easystonecenter.com/esc/mainframe.asp?link=//youtube.com/channel/UCGb9aC76nAmfzNsCru2KBHA/videos

    May 12, 2021 at 17:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. RV Interior Remodeling Near Me

    http://mahmutogullaripetrol.com.tr/ex_link/ex_link.asp?link=yelp.com/biz/ocrv-center-anaheim-2

    May 12, 2021 at 20:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. RV Awning Riverside

    https://www.4usydney.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=youtube.com/channel/UCGb9aC76nAmfzNsCru2KBHA/videos

    May 12, 2021 at 21:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. RV Collision Repair California

    http://www.szjnxz.com/link/open.asp?id=563&url=http://www.

    May 12, 2021 at 22:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Sprinter Van Service Near Me

    http://zumax.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=commercialvanrepairshop.com/truck-mechanic-shop-near-me

    May 13, 2021 at 04:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. rv repair and service near me

    http://local.kbzk.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrv.art/services

    May 13, 2021 at 05:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. school bus windshield replacement

    http://sns.emtg.jp/gospellers/l?url=https://ocrv.biz/rv-repair-shop-acton-california

    May 13, 2021 at 05:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Sprinter Van Repair Fountain Valley

    https://clixgalore.com/NoRedirect.aspx?ID=11387&AfID=225385&BID=111815&ER=1&RU=https://ocrvfleetservices.com/sprinter-van-conversion-shop-near-me

    May 13, 2021 at 06:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Ford Van Repair

    Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a top notch article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and don't manage to get nearly anything done.

    http://www.toolsir.com/alexa/siteinfo/sprintervanrepairshop.com/box-truck-repair-shop-near-me

    May 13, 2021 at 13:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. oc repair

    An impressive share! I've just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me dinner due to the fact that I discovered it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this issue here on your web page.

    https://as.domru.ru/go?url=https://ocrv.us/western-star-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    May 13, 2021 at 15:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. rv furniture center

    I used to be able to find good advice from your articles.

    https://keyweb.vn/redirect.php?url=https://youtube.com/watch?v=FhHK3C–2HE

    May 13, 2021 at 22:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. bay door repair

    http://www.zerocarts.com/demo/index.php?url=https://youtube.com/watch?v=wtrstb96VOU

    May 13, 2021 at 23:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. fiberglass near me

    http://affiliate.joomla-monster.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=789&url=https://ocrv.rocks/rv-repair-shop-compton-california

    May 13, 2021 at 23:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. rv repair near here

    I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that too few people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I stumbled across this during my hunt for something relating to this.

    https://pages.audioteka.com/app/rdir.php?rdir=https://

    May 14, 2021 at 04:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. RV Beds Orange County

    https://icbill.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=facebook.com/ocrvcenter

    May 14, 2021 at 04:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Repair Cost On Mercedes Sprinter Van

    This is the right website for anyone who would like to find out about this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic which has been discussed for many years. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

    https://www.capital.gr/viewswitcher/switchview?mobile=False&returnUrl=https://sprintervanrepairshop.com/airstream-van-repair-near-me

    May 14, 2021 at 05:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Heater Control Repair

    http://se03.cside.jp/~webooo/zippo/naviz.cgi?jump=82&url=https://sprintervanrepairshop.com/airport-van-repair-shop-near-me

    May 14, 2021 at 06:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Sprinter Repair Costs

    https://www.itic.org/redirect?r=96fe14b2-fa4d-4b35-860d-365da81621d2&redir=https://commercialvanrepairshop.com/wheelchair-van-repair-shop-near-me

    May 14, 2021 at 06:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. repair rv blinds

    Hi, I do believe this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to return yet again since I book marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

    http://ssomgmt.ascd.org/profile/createsso/CreateSSO.aspx?returnurl=https://ocrvcenter.org/rv-repair-shop-encinitas-california

    May 14, 2021 at 10:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. mattress repair service

    https://clubs.london.edu/click?uid=24ce7c96-76b4-11e6-8631-0050569d64d5&r=https://ocrv.guru/rv-repair-shop-shadow-hills-california

    May 14, 2021 at 10:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. stornobrzinol

    I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

    http://www.stornobrzinol.com/

    May 14, 2021 at 14:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Maserati Ghibli Price 2020

    http://kebrt.webz.cz/download.php?url=https://club-maserati.com

    May 14, 2021 at 15:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. rv tire repair near me

    Can I just say what a relief to discover someone that truly understands what they're talking about on the net. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people must look at this and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you aren't more popular because you certainly have the gift.

    http://cms.hq88.com/cms/gotoUrl.do?nId=167798&url=http://newportcatalina.com

    May 14, 2021 at 16:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. realtor agents near me

    http://center.quilt.idv.tw/uchome/link.php?url=meganleary.com/

    May 14, 2021 at 16:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. 2016 Maserati Ghibli Price

    I was able to find good advice from your content.

    http://taca.siam2web.com/change_language.asp?language_id=th&MemberSite_session=site_100782_&link=http://club-maserati.com/

    May 14, 2021 at 17:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Maserati Granturismo Black

    http://www.music-style.info/music-style/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=7897&url=http://www.club-maserati.com/

    May 14, 2021 at 23:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. realtor around me

    https://www.greenreport.it/ads/www/delivery/ck.php?ct=1&oaparams=2__bannerid=41__zoneid=3__cb=4229ad2336__oadest=https://meganleary.com

    May 15, 2021 at 00:39 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.