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Porn Shoots Resume after Performers Test Negative for HIV

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A performer on the set of 'The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody' (more SFW photos here) | Photo by Koga/LAist
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About a month after an adult industry performer had tested positive for HIV, prompting a quarantine for some actors, things are getting back to normal. Adult Industry Medical Healthcare today said two generations of partners of the HIV-positive patient, known as Patient Zeta, have tested negative in a variety of tests, according to XBIZ. AIM said the patient received the virus through personal activity.

“This event affirms the efficacy of AIM Healthcare Foundation’s testing protocols, as voluntarily implemented by the adult entertainment industry,” the healthcare nonprofit said in a press release. “It is regrettable but inevitable that people continue to acquire the HIV virus in their personal life. The protocols and other industry practices have resulted in only one incident of HIV transmission on set in more than a decade. That is a remarkable record. AIM Healthcare Foundation is proud of its contribution to the health and well-being of the adult industry and wider community.”

But at least five performers have tested positive for HIV since 2004, although they may have not been a result of "on set" activity.