CANOGA PARK, Calif.—The Free Speech Coalition issued the following statement Thursday evening concerning performer Cameron Bay’s HIV diagnosis:
“In cooperation with ATMLA, LATATA, FSC and APHSS, we are saddened to report that the tests involving performer Cameron Bay have been confirmed as positive for HIV. Both Cutting Edge Testing (CET) and Talent Testing Services (TTS) have run separate tests and have confirmed this information.
“Thus far, there is no evidence whatsoever that there has been an on-set transmission of HIV. First generation partner identification and notifications are nearly completed. As a precautionary measure, the production moratorium will remain in place until all first generation partners have been tested and cleared.
“Mark Schechter, owner of ATMLA and agent for Cameron has been in constant communication with Cameron since this information surfaced yesterday. Schechter further states, ‘Cameron is obviously distraught over this conclusive information provided to her today, and yet she has been 100% cooperative with the medical personnel, strictly in the interest of ensuring the fastest possible partner notification for the benefit of all concerned. Cameron has been a model citizen acting responsibly at this most difficult time. Her courage should be lauded.’
“Cameron has provided the following statement: ‘As difficult as this news is for me today, I am hopeful that no other performers have been affected. I plan on doing everything possible to assist the medical professionals and my fellow performers. Following that, my long term plan is to take care of myself and my health.'”