Sorry guys (and freaky chicks who also like porn -- God bless), but this HIV problem in adult video is getting serious. After two major porn-production players, Vivid and Wicked, stated they were putting "shoots" on hold, the L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation is calling on all adult video production to come to a halt.
No more muscley boys and jiggly girls in flagrante? The horror. AHF president Michael Weinstein states:
"All porn production should be suspended until, at a minimum, it is known who has been exposed and until that information has been disclosed to public health authorities. Now is not the time to continue the porn industry's seriously flawed system of self-regulation--a system which has been demonstrated time and time again to be inadequate to protect performers from sexually-transmitted diseases. The industry has said that facts about who is infected will likely not be known until the end of the week. Meanwhile, filming continues and performers could be getting exposed and infected."
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News of a porn performer testing positive for HIV swept the Valley-based industry on Tuesday, and the AIM Healthcare Foundation, which voluntarily regulates adult video STD testing, stated that there was a "quarantine" on shoots until performers who had been exposed to this patient zero were identified and tested.
Any such quarantine, however, is voluntary. The porn star in question was said to have done both gay and straight work.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been lobbying during the last year to have the state require that male adult performers in California must use condoms.
In the meantime, if adult output ceases, what will you do? Try vintage porn.