Porn poohbahs have not shut down the industry due to an outbreak in more than 10 years, the FSC said.
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Porn lobbyists — the Free Speech Coalition — were quick to add that the unnamed performer "had not worked on an adult set during the window of transmission, and had not participated in any fluid exchange shoots since their last negative test."
"The industry has these shutdowns not because we’re not safe, but because we are safe," Preston told Forbes.
Porn star Chanel Preston — with the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee — hailed the move.
The suspension of production was called “precautionary” while the FSC determines whether the performer is actually HIV-positive.
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Adult performers are tested every two weeks for HIV and other STDs, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia among others.
Preston — star of Diary of a Perv and Interracial Ambush — has been through it before.
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The sexxx-rated movie business has hit a patch of saltpeter after a porn star may have had a "possible positive test for HIV."
"I’ve gone through multiple shutdowns in seven and a half years in the industry. We’re following protocols,” she said. This is what we’re doing.
The sexx-rated industry — largely based in the San Fernando Valley — has recently been under fire from government. Proposition 60 — which would have forced producers to ensure performers wore condoms — was defeated in California last fall.
Another porn star, Kayden Kross, said the actor in question has not performed in a scene since their last negative test.
Now, the industry’s trade association has told producers to halt porno production.