Tag Archive: HIV

Dec 20

Viral Genealogy Conclusive: Positive Performer from December Moratorium Contracted Virus in Personal Life

The performer who tested positive for HIV during an industry-mandate screening appears to have contracted the virus in his or her personal life, doctors have concluded, after no other adult performers tested positive for HIV. The performer, who wishes to remain anonymous, received a confirmed positive for the virus on December 6, 2013 at an …

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Dec 08

An FAQ about STIs, Testing and Moratoriums

We’ve noticed that there is a lot of confusion, both in the media and within the industry about how the decision to call a moratorium is made, how the dates are determined and what protocols are in place to protect adult performers. HIV is a serious issue, and its important that we deal in facts, …

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Dec 07

PERFORMER TESTING UPDATE

On Friday, a performer who had worked in the adult industry tested positive for HIV during the mandated fourteen-day industry screening. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation about the performer — including a name — in both social media and on blogs, a fair amount of it unfounded and some of it …

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Aug 28

FSC Reports That Adult Industry Production Moratorium is Lifted

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The FSC announced late Tuesday that the moratorium on adult filming has been lifted. A PASS (Performer Availability Screening Services—formerly APHSS) panel of three doctors met and confirmed the following: All performers who worked with Cameron Bay have been tested and cleared It is safe to lift the moratorium August 19th is beyond the 2 …

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Aug 23

Confirmatory Tests Returned, Performer Tests Positive for HIV

In cooperation with ATMLA, LATATA, FSC and APHSS, we are saddened to report that the tests involving performer Cameron Bay have been confirmed as positive for HIV. Both Cutting Edge Testing (CET) and Talent Testing Services (TTS) have run separate tests and have confirmed this information. Thus far, there is no evidence whatsoever that there …

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Sep 04

FSC Clarifies CDC, FDA and APHSS Adult Industry Standards for HIV and Syphilis

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There has been a great deal of confusion about adult industry protocols for HIV and syphilis. To stem the spread of misinformation, APHSS.org has issued the following comments to clarify the choice of the Trep-Sure ™ syphilis test, with a brief explanation of industry testing for HIV, which recently required the Aptima HIV-1RNA Qualitative Assay …

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