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    HIV Test Leads to Porn Shutdown

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  One of the last remaining sex shops in the Times Square area is shown along Eighth Avenue on December 6, 2010 in New York City. Times Square, once a haven for prostitution and pornography, has been transformed over the years into a family friendly entertainment and shopping destination. One of the most famous peep show signs of the era, Peep -O-Rama, has been refurbished and moved to the visitor’s center run by the Times Square Alliance. Visitors can stand in genuine peep show booths to view historic articles and photographs that feature Times Square. Many critics still complain that the iconic location has been too sanitized.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Los Angeles has shut down porn production after a performer tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, a porn-industry trade group, learned of the test on Saturday and notified production companies Monday morning, asking them to voluntarily cease production until after all actors who performed with the infected person could also be tested. (The infected actor was tested out of state, so may need to undergo further testing in California.) In California, adult performers are required to undergo testing every 30 days and to show proof of a negative test before each filming, but activists are pushing to require condom use in adult films.

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