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Porn Industry Calls Halt Over HIV Scare

The California-based Free Speech Coalition, a trade association for the adult-film business, has called for a three-day, industrywide production hold following a report of a possible HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set. The group did not identify the state nor the the production company. Diane Duke, the coalition’s executive director, said it is “working with the public-health department, the production company, and the performer” to investigate the possible positive exposure. The coalition said it will announce Friday whether production can resume and whether performers should have additional HIV testing. The group imposed a two-day moratorium on porn filming in August after receiving a report of a performer testing for HIV, but it was lifted after the test turned out to be a false positive.