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Sydney Leathers Might Have Come In Contact With HIV Virus During Porn Shoot

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In the wake of the news that porn production was shut down following a performer testing positive for HIV, word has come out that Sydney Leathers—the 23-year-old who sexted with former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner—may have been exposed to the virus after shooting her first scene ever.

Gawker reports that Leathers shot her scene with porn actor Xander Corvus for a movie that riffed on her relationship with Weiner (natch). Corvus had most recently performed with Cameron Bay, the woman responsible for yesterday's industry shut-down.

Corvus and Bay performed together in a scene for's Public Disgrace series, in which they had unprotected sex. Corvus and Leathers had unprotected sex as well, in the weeks following his scene with Bay.

According to AVN, Bay got the notification about her potential HIV status on Tuesday. They wrote:

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This morning, Bay was contacted by the Los Angeles County Department of Health to inquire about her recent sexual contacts, but received no indication that a detection of HIV had occured. Then this afternoon, CET's Dr. Peter Miao called her to inform her that there was a possible HIV detection from her blood sample drawn Tuesday. Bay stressed that this test result could be a false positive and that no conclusive determination about her status should be made until results are in from confirmatory retests already in progress...

Corvus and Leathers' scene was filmed for Vivid, for the aptly titled film "Weiner and Me."
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