Her dream was to open her own escort service. Or become a fashion designer. Or cut a rap CD with Missy Elliott. More than 50 performers who had contact with them have been sidelined pending new blood tests. More than 30 companies -- many of them in the San Fernando Valley, a center of the international porn industry -- have voluntarily halted production.
Porn Actors' Struggles Began Long Before HIV - Los Angeles Times
America's multibillion-dollar porn industry was in crisis last night after two of its major stars tested positive for HIV. The news has shocked the industry, which is largely based in southern California's San Fernando Valley. Sets and studios were closed as the news spread and actors, actresses and producers rushed to health clinics for HIV tests. The exposure of the industry's dark side is a major blow to a film sector trying to boost its image as professional and mainstream. Most major companies have decided to halt filming for 60 days so that anyone who starred in films with the infected performers can have health check-ups. The industry's temporary closure is likely to hit the local economy hard.
Warning: This article addresses graphic subject matter that may not be appropriate for all readers. With news cameras flashing, adult film performer Cameron Bay told reporters that in her last porn shoot before testing positive for HIV, her partner's penis was bleeding -- and he wasn't wearing a condom. After stopping momentarily, the cameras continued rolling, she said. Bay, whose positive HIV test sparked the first of two porn moratoriums in the last month, spoke Wednesday at a Hollywood press conference with other adult film performers, including two who said they also contracted HIV this year. The press conference was coordinated by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which advocates for mandatory condom use in porn.
Boy and Evasive Angels production filmed in Brazil. By the end of the month it was discovered that three female porn stars two of whom were involved in the same production who had worked with Darren shortly after he returned to the United States had also been infected with HIV. Tags: brazil hiv.