Today the FSC issued an official statement letting people know that there is a temporary hold on all production. A person has tested positive but as we learned last year, the first test could be a false positive, so the person will be tested again and then re-tested. If their next set of tests come back negative, the hold will be lifted on Wednesday.
Until then it is important you are extra careful because we don’t know who the person is and who they might have been with. While the FSC has stated they had not been on any “adult set” during the window of transmission, that doesn’t mean they haven’t had sex with an active performer off set, on a content trade or for what the FSC doesn’t consider an official “adult set”, such as website shoots and those Clips4Sale type websites.
PLEASE TAKE THIS HIV SCARE SERIOUS!
Do not have unprotected sex during this time, even in your personal life. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
The Free Speech Coalition is calling for a precautionary production hold after a possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer listed in the PASS database. The performer had not worked on an adult set during the window of transmission and had not participated in any fluid exchange shoots since their last negative test.
The test has not yet been confirmed, and we will know whether or not it is a false positive in the next several days. If it is a false positive, the hold will be lifted on Wednesday.
Out of an abundance of precaution, we are asking that producers stop filming until we are able to confirm all facts. We will also proactively begin partner notification and retest anyone who might have had contact with the performer since their last clear test.
The Free Speech Coalition periodically calls production holds if there is a possible HIV exposure within the adult film community. Production holds are an important part of the safety protocols in adult film but does not signal an actual on-set transmission, nor a confirmed positive test. The adult film industry has not seen an on-set transmission of HIV on a PASS-regulated set in over a decade.
Eric Paul Leue
Free Speech Coalition