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Porn Actress, Cameron Bay Did Test Positive for HIV

Update Date: Aug 24, 2013 11:58 AM EDT
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The Free Speech Coalition, which is an industry trade group, announced earlier this week that all porn productions would be halted after one performer tested positive for HIV. The actress' name was just revealed, as more tests are underway to ensure the safety of filming future scenes. More tests are also being ordered to determine if any other performers were infected when they had unprotected sex with 28-year-old porn star, Cameron Bay.

"We are saddened to report that the tests involving performer Cameron Bay have been confirmed as positive for HIV," the coalition said according to NY Daily News.

Bay added that, "as difficult as this news is for me today, I am hopeful that no other performers have been affected. I plan on doing everything possible to assist the medical professionals and my fellow performers. Following that, my long term plan is to take care of myself and my health."

She also took to Twitter and stated, "Like I've said this will not hold me down I will be OK and keep my head up. I hope everyone is well and unaffected... And healthy. I'm still coming to terms with all this but thanks to everyone showing love I feel stronger than ever."

Ever since the discovery was made, the industry has worked hard to get to the bottom of the case. The workers with the coalition believe that the transmission occurred off set. The group also believes that Bay, who recently worked with Sydney Leathers, who was Anthony Weiner's sexting partner, did not infect Leathers or male performer, Xander Corvus during their scene.

"I do not have HIV and have not been exposed to HIV, regardless of the reports out there saying otherwise," Leathers, 23, said.

According to the coalition, the porn industry follows a very rigorous testing schedule. All performers are required to have mandatory STD (sexually transmitted diseases) testing every 14 to 28 days. The actors who are not tested are not allowed to partake in any of the films.

The industry has not had an HIV-positive performer since 2004. In September 2011, the industry was shut down after a false HIV-positive scare. In August of last year, one performer tested positive for syphilis. Even though these cases are very limited, having any actor test positive in this type of industry is highly alarming.

Counsel and Heal reported on this case in an earlier article that can be accessed here.

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