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Porn Star Cameron Bay's HIV+ Status Confirmed by Additional Tests

Porn Star Cameron Bay's HIV+ Status Confirmed by Additional Tests
Cameron Bay via her Twitter account.

The porn star who initially turned up positive for HIV took "confirmatory tests" that prove she has the virus, the adult industry's lobbying group, the Free Speech Coalition, said tonight.

See also: Porn Production Likely to Shut Down as a Result of HIV+ Performer.

Cameron Bay said this in a statement distributed this evening: "As difficult as this news is for me today, I am hopeful that no other performers have been affected." She added:

I plan on doing everything possible to assist the medical professionals and my fellow performers. Following that, my long-term plan is to take care of myself and my health.

Her agent, Mark Schechter, said the performer was distraught. He states:

Cameron is obviously distraught over this conclusive information provided to her today, and yet she has been 100% cooperative with the medical personnel, strictly in the interest of ensuring the fastest possible partner notification for the benefit of all concerned. Cameron has been a model citizen acting responsibly at this most difficult time. Her courage should be lauded.

The Free Speech Coalition said it was "saddened to report" that Bay came up positive in a set of re-tests performed by Cutting Edge Testing and Talent Testing Services.

FSC reiterated its contention that "there is no evidence whatsoever that there has been an on-set transmission of HIV."

See also: Porn's HIV Case Didn't Originate On-Set.

Porn Star Cameron Bay's HIV+ Status Confirmed by Additional Tests
Bay via Twitter

Reports indicate that Bay likely worked in the time between her last negative test, in late July, and this week's positive.

Blogger Mike South (NSFW link) whose information has been reliable in the past, says one male performer who might have been exposed was part of a 36-man, one-woman scene shot before Bay's status was made public, indicating a large number of possible exposures.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which spearheaded the voter-approved measure that mandates condom use for porn in most of L.A. county, has used the occasion to urge the industry to comply with that law.

FSC, which has fought the condom rule, this week put the L.A.-based industry under a voluntary production moratorium "until all first generation partners have been tested and cleared," the group stated.

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow LA Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.


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