CANOGA PARK, Calif — The Free Speech Coalition called for a production moratorium today after one of the testing facilities in its PASS system reported a positive HIV test for an adult performer.
“There was a positive test at one of our testing centers. We are taking every precaution while we do research to determine if there’s been any threat to the performer pool,” FSC CEO Diane Duke said.
“We take the health of our performers very seriously and felt that it was better to err on the side of caution while we determine whether anyone else may have been exposed.”
The next steps will be to perform additional tests, determine a timeline and identify any first-generation partners.
“We want to make sure all performers are protected. The performers’ health and safety is the most important thing,” Duke said.
The FSC called for all production to halt immediately, until further notice.
Michael Stabile, an FSC board member, told XBIZ that the FSC’s call for a moratorium is on the correct course.
“We want to make sure every performer is safe, and this a precautionary measure to make sure they are,” Stabile said. “It’s the right thing to do in this case — to stop shooting.”
Updates on the moratorium will be posted to the FSC-PASS website and the FSC blog.