It called for an industrywide moratorium on Sunday


Porn film shoots voluntarily halted after HIV case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Pornography film shoots across the United States have been largely shut down after an industry trade group called for a moratorium because an adult film performer tested positive for HIV, officials with the organization said on canada goose uk outlet Tuesday.

The temporary moratorium recommended by the Canada Goose online Los Angeles based Free Speech Coalition comes as public health advocates escalated calls for greater enforcement of laws requiring porn stars to wear condoms on the set.

The Free Speech Coalition said it learned on Saturday that a porn film performer related website canada goose outlet who has not been publicly canada goose uk black friday identified had initially tested positive for HIV. It called for an industrywide moratorium on Sunday.

The performer received a preliminary positive result Canada Goose Jackets for HIV, the virus that cheap Canada Goose causes AIDS, at a health facility outside of California. The San Canada Goose Parka Fernando Valley suburb of Los Angeles has long been a leading hub of the porn industry.

Further diagnostic canada goose factory sale testing was needed to confirm the performer was HIV positive, the trade group said.

Diane Duke, executive canada goose coats on sale director of the trade group, said she believed porn productions canada goose coats had largely been canada goose shut down nationally as a result of the buy canada goose jacket cheap moratorium, and that she was canada goose black friday sale unaware of any companies that were Canada Goose sale refusing to comply.

industry has had a successful system of health and safety self regulation since 1998, despite any misinformation being spread by our opponents, the Free Speech Coalition said in a statement.

In 2010, another porn performer, Derrick Burts, tested positive for HIV, which also prompted a temporary shutdown of porn productions.

A number of other porn stars have been infected with HIV over the years, said Brian Chase, assistant general counsel for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which was uk canada goose organizing a petition drive for a cheap canada goose uk Los Angeles municipal ballot initiative to require porn performers in the city to wear condoms on set.

California law and federal workplace safety rules require the use of condoms for porn stars exchanging bodily fluids through sex, but the industry has largely ignored those mandates, Chase said.

Porn companies have resisted efforts to compel condom usage canada goose uk shop by arguing it would force productions to go underground or outside the United States, increasing health canada goose clearance sale risks.

The porn industry continues to operate in a legal gray canada goose store zone, Chase said. you got a situation like that, you got a lot of industry participants who feel they don need to follow the law, Canada Goose Outlet he said.

Until recently, many porn performers had been regularly tested for HIV at a private clinic in Los Angeles run by a private outfit called Canada Goose Online AIM Medical Associates. But the clinic closed in canada goose clearance May as buy canada goose jacket it filed for bankruptcy and dealt with lawsuits against it.

Since the closure, the Free Speech Coalition has canadian goose jacket developed a health and safety program to take its place, uk canada goose outlet and Canada Goose Coats On Sale it was in the process of signing up performers, producers and agents to participate, the trade group said.