The Associated Press October 14, 2010, 5:46PM ET

HIV in porn: Halt Calif. shoots, health group says

A health advocacy group is calling on California's porn industry to halt production in response to a recent performer's HIV positive diagnosis.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein says an industry-wide closure is the right thing to do to protect the health of adult film workers.

At least half a dozen companies, including Vivid Entertainment and Wicked Pictures, have already halted production.

The HIV positive case was found at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, a San Fernando Valley clinic that caters to pornographic actors. The actor's gender and identity have not been revealed.

Clinic officials say they're working to identify and notify actors who may have worked with the HIV positive actor to conduct testing.


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