Porn group lifts HIV-prompted filming moratorium

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An adult film trade group is lifting a two-week moratorium on porn shoots prompted by an HIV scare.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/17F8uA6 ) says the Free Speech Coalition has announced that production can resume Friday. The group also says it will require more frequent testing of actors for sexually transmitted diseases — every 14 days rather than every 28.

The coalition called an initial, weeklong moratorium last month after a 28-year-old tested positive for HIV. After that moratorium was lifted, a second actor was found to have HIV, and another work stoppage was called Sept. 6.

A third performer also has tested positive. The coalition says all three appear to have contracted the virus in private life and all of their on-screen partners have tested negative.

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