European performer Tarra White and producer Jonathan Todd of Fake Taxi fame released a statement Wednesday morning on behalf of the Czech adult industry community addressing the steps being taken by industry members there in response to the recently reported case of an HIV-positive performer in the European talent pool.
“Czech Adult Industry agents, producers, and performers came together in the evening of Tuesday 19th February to lay the foundation to an Alliance of the Czech Adult Industry,” the statement said. At that meeting, it continued, the following courses of action were voted upon and officially adopted by the community:
- A moratorium on all production in the Czech Republic will remain in effect until March 13 at the earliest, which marks 28 days from when the above-mentioned HIV-positive case was confirmed.
- Performers will need to show two consecutive negative tests for HIV before they will be allowed to begin shooting again.
- Moving forward, a 14-day test will be instituted as the standard maximum accepted.
- The standard testing panel will include testing for HIV I and II from a list of approved clinics.
- An initiative will be launched to make performers award of the drug PrEP and have them consult with their own doctors about its possible benefits.
The statement concluded, “It is our intention by creating this alliance, that we provide the safest environment and best practices not only for our Czech actors/producers but also for the many foreigners coming to the Czech Republic.”
This statement follows a similar one released recently on behalf of the Hungarian industry community.