Porn Actress Tests HIV Positive

June 11, 2009

(ChattahBox) — An unidentified female Southern California porn star has tested positive for HIV at a San Fernando Valley health clinic that serves the industry, reigniting concerns that the adult entertainment business is not protecting talent from the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation a nonprofit corporation that handles HIV and STD testing and treatment said Wednesday that initial HIV tests of the woman’s partners have come up negative, but they are not being allowed to perform and are being encouraged to test again in two weeks.

In a statement issued earlier today, AIM said, “There has been a person who has tested positive. There were exceptionally few partners, inside and outside the industry. All partners are currently testing negative and in adult employment quarantine. All required reporting has been complied with, as have the AIM and industry protocols. The investigation is ongoing. This is not a major event.”

Disclosure of private health information is regulated by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Los Angeles County health officials tell the LA Times, they are launching an investigation into the incident to make sure the adult film industry is complying with state rules that require porn stars to use condoms.

The last HIV scare to hit the industry was in 2004, when male porn star Darren James tested positive.

Three women he performed with and another porn star in an unrelated case tested positive around the same time. The entire industry was shut down for four weeks.


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