Porn shoots halted in LA, nationwide amid HIV scare


“The test has not yet been confirmed, and we will know whether or not it is a false positive in the next several days” Leue said in the statement. The last significant halt occurred in 2014. “If it is a false positive, the hold will be lifted on Wednesday.”The performer had not worked on an adult set during the window of transmission, Leue noted in the statement.“We will also proactively begin partner notification and retest anyone who might have had contact with the performer since their last clear test,” Leue added.Adult-film production has been halted from time to time by the industry itself when cases of a sexually transmitted infection have either been suspected or confirmed.

“Production holds are an important part of the safety protocols in adult film, but does not signal an actual on-set transmission, nor a confirmed positive test,” Leue said in the statement.
The halt is intended to last until Wednesday, according to a statement issued by Eric Paul Leue, the organization’s executive director. Adult film studios in the San Fernando Valley and nationwide are being asked to stop all production until a performer’s HIV test is confirmed as either positive or negative for the virus.The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association that represents the adult entertainment industry, called for a precautionary hold on Saturday until the performer’s HIV test is reviewed.
The industry also has said that condoms are impractical because they break and they ruin the aesthetics of sexual fantasy. On most sites, performers are tested every 14 days and are not supposed to work until they receive a clean bill of health. The Free Speech Coalition has said the industry’s own testing protocols for sexually transmitted diseases are effective. Last November, a statewide ballot initiative intended to force adult film performers to use condoms while on set was defeated by voters.