Porn industry resumes after HIV fears laid to rest

March 16, 2016

???For the sake of that person and all who performed with him, I'm glad to hear they were in fact negative,??? said Weinstein. ???As far as how this case was handled, we're as troubled as we've ever been??Testing itself is not a form of prevention.??? Performers can have a negative test result but still be positive and pass on HIV depending on when the test was performed, he said.

He also questioned why an industry trade group was heading up the investigation and not local health authorities. ???If this were a food contamination case, we would not allow an industry trade group alone to investigate,??? he said. ???The FDA would be involved.???

The porn industry was similarly shuttered in late 2010, after porn actor Derrick Burts was diagnosed as HIV-positive. His case was confirmed, and he has since left the industry to become an advocate for the use of condoms in pornography.

FSC is working on a database to track sexually transmitted disease testing among porn actors, a task formerly handled by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation before it closed in December 2010.