Industry Calls for Preliminary Filming Production Hold

Industry Calls for Preliminary Filming Production Hold
Rhett Pardon

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition and the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee on Saturday called for a precautionary production hold after a possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer listed in the industry's PASS database.

The performer 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, the FSC said.

The test has not yet been confirmed, and the FSC said it will know whether or not it is a false positive in the next several days.

If it is a false positive, the hold will be lifted on Wednesday, the FSC said.

“Out of an abundance of precaution, we are asking that producers stop filming until we are able to confirm all facts,” the FSC said. “We will also proactively begin partner notification and retest anyone who might have had contact with the performer since their last clear test.”

The FSC periodically calls production holds if there is a possible HIV exposure within the adult film community. PASS is an FSC-operated database system that upholds rigorous standards for performer testing, as well as medical and safety protocols for its testing facilities

Production holds, the FSC said, are an important part of the safety protocols in adult film, but it does not signal an actual on-set transmission, nor a confirmed positive test.

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