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All U.S. Porn Production Temporarily On Hold Following Actor's Potential Positive HIV Test

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The trade association that governs the adult entertainment industry called for a temporary hold on all porn production Monday after an adult performer possibly tested positive for HIV. The Wrap reports that trade association the Free Speech Coalition, along with the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, called on porn studios to halt production until the test is confirmed. The Free Speech Coalition reports that they will know whether or not the test was a false positive "in the next several days," and the hold could be lifted as soon as Wednesday if it was a false positive.

The performer in question "had not worked on an adult set during the window of transmission, and had not participated in any fluid exchange shoots since their last negative test," according to the coalition.

"Out of an abundance of precaution, we are asking that producers stop filming until we are able to confirm all facts. We will also proactively begin partner notification and retest anyone who might have had contact with the performer since their last clear test," Eric Paul Leue, the coalition's executive director, said in a statement.

The industry's last significant halt occurred in 2014, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.