Vice Squad
Monday, August 02, 2004
 
Porn Production in the Wake of the HIV Outbreak


Five adult movie actors tested positive for HIV in March and April, leading to a two-month filming moratorium in much of the industry. (Previous Vice Squad coverage includes posts on April 16 and on May 11.) What has been the longer-term effect of the outbreak? Well, there hasn't been much of long-term effect, according to the cover story (link perhaps not work-safe) in the August edition of Adult Video News. A few performers are sticking with safer practices, but there seems to be substantial financial incentive to forego condom use and to perform higher-risk activities: "Nearly every person interviewed for this article agreed that life in the industry is virtually no different today than it was before the crisis broke in mid-March. A few performers dropped out, a few companies tightened their testing policies, some sexual acts were on hold for some producers, but, largely, looking back, it seemed the crisis never happened."

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