FSC Asks for Porn Moratorium After Possible HIV Exposure

Aug 29, 2011 7:30 AM PST

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Adult industry trade group Free Speech Coalition has asked for an industry-wide moratorium on porn production after reports indicate that an active performer may have tested positive for HIV.

The FSC, as well as its performer testing unit, Adult Production Health & Safety Services Program (APHSS.org), said that a moratorium be "instituted immediately and continued for a time period until the primary reports are confirmed."

The moratorium would continue until possible first and second-generation exposures have been identified. A quarantine could be extended after that point, if necessary.

The FSC said it was made aware of a "purported incident" on Saturday by a "reliable" industry source.

"According to the information that is available, the performer in question may have tested positive for HIV at a testing facility that does not appear to have protocols or procedures in place for medical follow-up (including generational testing) ," the FSC said in a statement.

The FSC said that it wanted to  make clear that these reports were not involving APHSS.org testing facilities and that it can't deny nor confirm specific facts about the incident.

"Our first priority is to protect performers with reliable health services and assist producers with protocols that minimize liability, while remaining compliant with state and federal regulations regarding medical privacy," the FSC said.

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