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Porn Production Shuts Down After Performer Reportedly Tests Positive for HIV

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On the heels of LA's big porn convention, Exxxotica LA, comes the news that a porn performer has tested positive for HIV and production of adult films has temporarily been halted, reports NBC LA.

The performer, whose name hasn't been released, reportedly took the test out of state and at a clinic that doesn't notify his or her partners of the test results. Free Speech Coalition, a trade coalition for the adult industry, learned about the results on Saturday and began notifying production companies. According to the LA Times, the group wouldn't say how they got the information about the test results.

The performer will have to be retested to confirm his or her results, but in the meantime the industry is cooperating in shutting down production for the time being. Companies that have agreed to stop shooting include Hustler and Evil Angel.

If the results are confirmed, Free Speech Coalition has said that they will help notify the performer's past partners, and partners of those people as well.