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California: HIV Infects Porn Film Performer

October 13, 2010

An active adult-film performer working in the San Fernando Valley recently tested HIV-positive, a clinic that primarily serves the industry confirmed on Tuesday. It is the second HIV infection hitting the lucrative industry in about a year, renewing calls by AIDS advocates for state officials to mandate condom use on porn sets.

While the Sherman Oaks-based Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) declined to disclose the video companies involved with the new HIV case, at least two temporarily suspended production as a precaution: Vivid Entertainment and Wicked Pictures.

"We are quarantining and testing all exposed partners to the individual," said Jennifer Miller, an HIV/STD counselor for AIM. "We're doing what we can to notify the individuals involved."

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