Free Speech Saying Latest Case was Off-Set and Not Connected to

from – A representative at AHF said it’s believed the third porn star to turn up positive is a woman who was not involved with shoot.

The Free Speech Coalition, meanwhile, said it doesn’t believe the latest case was the result of an on-set transmission. A doctor on the Performer Availability Screening Services advisory board said the performer had not worked since before the first HIV-related moratorium went into effect Aug. 21 (it lasted until Aug. 27).

The FSC issued this statement to the media tonight.

Today, FSC/PASS was informed by one of the doctors affiliated with one of the PASS provider testing facilities that another performer has tested positive for HIV. As a result of this news, FSC is calling a moratorium on all production until further notice.

The criteria for the moratorium are established by the doctors on the medical advisory council which includes Dr. Sean Darcy and Dr. Peter Miao. The doctors are working in concert to do the research and create an accurate 1st and 2nd generational genealogy. They are also ensuring that the performer receives referrals, medical counsel and top quality care.

While we don’t have evidence to suggest an on set transmission as opposed to a transmission from non-industry (off-camera) related activity, we are taking every measure to determine the source and to protect the performer pool. The cost of retests required for generational partners will be covered by FSC/PASS.

It should be noted that the last moratorium was lifted contingent on mandatory retesting after August 19th which exceeded the window period recommended by the PASS medical advisory council.

Dr. Darcy stated, “Because of these precautionary steps, the performer who has now tested positive for HIV, had not performed since BEFORE the first moratorium and was prevented from performing due to the required retest. Therefore, no performers were exposed to a new risk of on-set transmission as a result of this latest case, or Ms. Bay’s infection.

Meanwhile, the AHF sent a letter to California assembly speaker John Perez asking him to do what he can to get AB 640, the mandatory condom law, moving forward in the legislature:

Now that there has been a third case of HIV in the adult film industry, we implore you to free AB 640 and allow it to come to a vote before the Legislature adjourns. We respectfully ask you to break the deadlock that has left this bill in limbo before one more person becomes infected with HIV or any other sexually transmitted illness. A clear message must be sent to the pornographers that they cannot defy the laws of the City and County of Los Angeles and the State of California. We ask you to personally come to the rescue of workers in this industry like you have on behalf of every other California workplace.


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