Porn filming suspended in US after fourth case of HIV

Last month, work was suspended after actress Cameron Bay tested positive

New York

A fourth adult-film actor in the US has tested positive for HIV, the latest in a string of cases in recent weeks that have rocked the pornographic film industry.

News of the case emerged during the second moratorium on filming across the industry in less than a month. The Free Speech Coalition, an industry trade group, called for the second suspension on Friday after an actor tested positive for HIV.

That case was the third in just a few weeks. Last month, work was suspended after actress Cameron Bay tested positive. A performer called Rod Daily, who was reportedly romantically involved with Bay, later announced that he, too, had tested positive for the virus.

The fourth case was confirmed by the Aids Healthcare Foundation, which last year backed the Los Angeles County regulation mandating the use of condoms in porn productions. “We were approached by a male performer who told us he had tested positive,” the foundation’s chairman, Michael Weinstein, told the Los Angeles Times without giving any further details.

“Whether or not [Cameron Bay] was infected on set, she performed with HIV between her tests,” he said. “If you think that Russian roulette is a great way to protect workers, then the present system is perfect.”

Meanwhile, despite the moratorium, Radar Online, the entertainment gossip website, quoted an industry source as saying that some productions were still ongoing.

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