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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Porn Industry Says Positive HIV Test Was False Alarm, Moratorium Lifted

Posted By on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 3:24 PM

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A moratorium on adult film production set in place Thursday has been lifted after the HIV test that triggered the shutdown was determined to be a false positive.

"The performer does not have HIV," the Free Speech Coalition, which oversees the adult industry's STI testing system, said Friday in a statement. "Production on adult film can resume safely. We understand that a moratorium is nerve-wracking for performers and difficult for producers. However, it’s essential that when it comes to performer safety, we err on the side of caution."
The FSC can call for moratoriums on production if a performer tests positive for a STI and requires performers to take the tests every 14 days. The industry was last shut down by a moratorium in 2013 after several performers tested positive for HIV. 

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