LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today sharply decried a decision by the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the porn industry’s trade group, to lift a self-imposed moratorium on industry filming, which FSC put in place last week after a female performer disclosed that she was HIV-positive. The performer, who had apparently sero-converted since her last industry-required HIV test in July, had worked in several scenes with other performers during that time window. The status of HIV and STD test results of those performers is not known.
“We believe the Free Speech Coalition’s decision to lift their self-imposed moratorium on film production in the industry is ill-advised at this time and are disappointed, but not surprised by the move”
“We believe the Free Speech Coalition’s decision to lift their self-imposed moratorium on film production in the industry is ill-advised at this time and are disappointed, but not surprised by the move,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “FSC’s action today underscores the importance of AB 640, Assemblymember Isadore Hall’s bill which would require condoms in all adult films produced anywhere in California. We believe the industry’s short-sighted move to quickly resume production will unintentionally—but conveniently—help garner support among legislators in Sacramento for this important public health measure.”
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