Porn Performer Tests Positive for HIV

At least two production companies have temporarily shut down pending further testing

An adult film performer in San Fernando Valley's lucrative porn industry has tested HIV-positive, prompting at least two well-known adult movie production companies to suspend filming as a precaution, reported the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

The HIV infection of an active porn performer is the first known local case in more than a year and immediately strengthened calls by AIDS activists for the state to mandate condom use on porn sets and to increase regulation.

Vivid Entertainment, based in Van Nuys, CA and Wicked Pictures, based in Canoga Park, CA, both suspended production Tuesday, citing the positive HIV test.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.