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Porn Star Positive for HIV

One porn star in Los Angeles has tested positive for HIV, and the rest of the porn industry is quaking in their boots (if they're wearing them). The name of the actress has not been revealed, but the rest of the industry is downplaying the potentially devastating news, saying that she worked "very infrequently." The news highlights the contentious relationship between job safety regulators and the porn industry, as the latter is opposed to safety measures such as always wearing condoms. Currently, porn stars are required to take HIV tests every 30 days. One official told the Los Angeles Times, "You wouldn't send someone to work on a high-rise building without a hard-hat, so why are we allowing these performers to perform without condoms?"

June 11, 2009 11:30 AM