from www.huffingtonpost.com – The adult film industry’s trade association has called for a moratorium on filming Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV.
Cameron Bay, a female performer who has reportedly been in and out of the industry since 2010 using names Ashton, Cameron Lane and Ryder, reportedly told industry blog AVN Wednesday that she is the performer who received a possible though unconfirmed HIV-positive test.
Joanne Cachapero, membership director of the Free Speech Coalition, confirmed to HuffPost that Bay came forward with the test. The Free Speech Coalition is the industry’s nonprofit trade association that oversees a database of all adult performers’ STD tests.
Bay shot her most recent sex scene with Xander Corvus — the man who starred as scandal-laden politician Anthony Weiner in Sydney Leathers’ just released porn debut “Weiner and Me,” Gawker reports.
The Free Speech Coalition said that it is reaching out to producers to find and test the actor’s sex partners, the Associated Press reports.
The coalition’s executive director, Diane Duke, said the actor is not believed to have been infected on a film set.
Before her porn career, Bay gained some notoriety on the first season of VH1’s reality TV series “Tool Academy” in 2009. The show is about couples who are sent to relationship boot camp. Bay and her partner, Clarence, were eliminated in the third episode.
Last year, porn star Mr. Marcus, 42, admitted to altering his syphilis-positive test so that he could keep performing. The news prompted the industry to self-impose a 10-day moratorium last August while actors were tested and treated for syphilis. In June of this year, Mr. Marcus was convicted of knowingly exposing two co-stars to syphilis and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
In November, LA voters passed Measure B, requiring condoms to be worn during porn shoots. The measure was sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
A few porn producers filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of the measure but last week, a federal judge found that the law is constitutional.