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California: Third Porn Actor to Test HIV-Positive Puts Pressure on Industry

September 9, 2013

After a third adult-film actor tested positive for HIV in one month, the California HIV advocacy group AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched a robocall against Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), who it says is holding up legislation for state-wide mandatory condom use in adult films. The mandate was approved by Los Angeles county voters last year, but is on hold in the state senate because it is similar to a bill introduced earlier by Gatto.

"We lay complete blame for this outbreak at the feet of Assemblymember Gatto, the pornographers, and Los Angeles County," Michael Weinstein, AHF President, said in a statement. "How many more before we act?" Gatto denied he is blocking the bill.

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