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An unidentified performer who has tested positive for HIV has sent waves through the adult entertainment industry, prompting a quarantine and a number of companies to halt production. So far, four have taken action: Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures, Hustler Video and Digital Playground, according to the LA Times. The incident has activists once again calling for mandatory condom use in films, something that is generally frowned upon in the business (Wicked Pictures, however, is a condom-only company). But in a statement from the Sherman Oaks-based Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, they noted that "it is impossible to know if the patient acquired the HIV virus from private conduct or on-camera activity."

AIM also explained what the quarantine exactly means. It's a "moratorium on filming any person one or two generations removed from sexual contact with the current patient."