That falls on the shoulders of the Performer Availability Screening Service, a coalition-run service that provides the industry with a database listing the availability of performers. The Los Angeles Times. And even if the industry were to shut down again following the third positive test, it still wouldn't be a significant financial drain. Cost of a shutdown show chapters. Proponents of the measure claimed pornography performers were significantly more likely to acquire HIV than the general population and that they are generally not given health insurance by their employers and so the tax payer would foot the bill for HIV treatment. We Heart Health Policy Poets. That may have already happened.
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County measure for the fall ballot. Whether that extended shutdown has anything to do with reports that a fourth performer has HIV is uncertain. Bay's August diagnosis resulted in an immediate call for a moratorium on filming by the Free Speech Coalition, which acts as a lobbying organization for the adult industry but does not enjoy universal support from everyone in the porn world. County health officials last week had ordered the foundation to provide the legal names, contact information and four months of HIV tests results for the performers who may have been exposed to the virus. HIV scares have resulted in industry shutdowns in due to what turned out to be a false positive and when a true HIV positive result was returned.
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A total of five actors were diagnosed with the virus by the end of the moratorium: one male and four females, including one transgender woman   named Jennifer. The industry shoots roughly 20, scenes per year. New York Times movie review. The AIM system required all sexual contact to be logged, with positive test results leading to all sexual contacts for the last three to six months being contacted and re-tested. If anything, I get messages that [studios and agents] want to be as safe as possible.
Section is the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for the state that mandates barrier protection e. Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC delivered to your inbox. Retrieved 8 November Those should include the use of PrEP, in addition to consistent and regular use of condoms. Duke said the coalition went back a full month and retested every performer who worked with Bay as a precaution. Read more : Inside the business of porn The industry as a whole last halted filming for 10 days in August , when a performer was diagnosed with syphilis. It was concluded that James had been infected while engaging in unprotected anal sex with Brazilian actress Bianca Biaggi during a scene for the video Split That Booty 2 in Rio de Janeiro.