Anonymous Porn performer tests positive for HIVFiremen are asked if they are afraid of being trapped in a burning building. Police Officers are asked if they fear being shot and killed on duty. Porn stars may be working in a business of pleasure, but the level of risk is still just as real if not properly managed.

Tuesday October 12th, AIM (The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation) notified the adult industry that an anonymous adult performer had tested positive for HIV. AIM has since taken proper action via contacting and quarantining all adult performers who could have possibly contracted the virus through the unnamed star.

The last industry HIV scare occurred last year when a female performer was found to be infected, but fortunately no reports surfaced of any collateral spreading. Before that incident was the famous Darren James case of 2004 where others were not as fortunate. In respect of these past events, major players in the porn world have decided to play it safe until more information becomes available.

Leading the charge of responsible adult business strategy, Vivid Entertainment and Wicked Pictures were the first two big boys to halt all production until further notice. Being a major company in the limelight for it’s high profile celebrity sex tape collection, Vivid’s choice seemed to be a no-brainer. Wicked Pictures, on the other hand, is a porn studio which requires mandatory use of condoms. Theirs was a decision of pure respect for the gravity of the situation.

“Even though Wicked is condoms-mandatory, we have postponed our upcoming productions to give AIM a chance to create a comprehensive quarantine list,” stated a Wicked Official. “Thanks to the continued efforts of AIM, the entire industry was all made aware of this possible threat on the same day.” – AVN

Since AIM broke the harrowing news, many other major adult video production companies have followed Vivid and Wicked in their responsible actions. Hustler Video, Digital Playground, Jennaration X Studios, Girlfriends Films and Kick Ass Pictures have all halted production until an accurate assessment of the situation is acquired.

HotMovies.com wishes all those involved great strength through this ordeal. Two gigantic thumbs up go out to AIM for it’s amazing response efforts within the Adult Industry, and to all of the studios who have taken precautions for their performers.

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