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HIV Case in Porn Industry Means Quarantine for Performers

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A Sherman Oaks clinic frequented by performers in the adult entertainment industry has confirmed that one of their patients has tested positive for HIV, according to LA Now. Consequently, there is a quarantine in effect in the business which affects the individual's partners.This is the first reported case of HIV in the local industry in the last year. Previously a female performer tested positive, though officials in the industry claimed the actress did not work often. No cases of HIV were reported as being connected to hers.

A representative of the AIM clinic says that they will be testing all of this person's partners, though the reach of this quarantine is not yet clear. Further, the clinic would not provide details regarding the infected individual's gender or employer, or if state and county health officials had yet been notified.

Public health advocates and entertainers' groups have been pushing to have the government regulate condom use in the adult industry in order to provide performers with a safer work environment.