Positive HIV Tests Brings Porn Production To A Halt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A leading producer of pornography says at least five companies have halted production in Southern California’s multibillion-dollar adult entertainment industry after an actor tested positive for HIV.

The actor’s identity and gender have not been released by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, the clinic where the case was discovered.

Vivid Entertainment Group founder Steven Hirsch says at least five companies have shut down production as the industry awaits more news and testing. More companies are expected to follow suit.

Hirsch would not name the other companies.

Vivid and Wicked Pictures on Tuesday announced production halts as a precaution to protect actors.

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  1. A. Pacino says:

    Actors? Please don’t insult my profession!!!

    1. BOB-E says:

      That’s Talent!

    2. DanK says:

      They are much better actors than you AL!!

  2. LW says:

    Two years ago I was walking up Fredonia off Cahuenga where Vivid was located and decided to sit with my partner on their stone wall which runs along a city sidewalk. We held hand and displayed affection and a hostile Vivid employee told us to not to kiss. I replied it was the city right of way. I am not into porno but Vivid has a lot of nerve to be so hypocritical. I hope the HIV thing shuts down Vivid permanantly.

    1. jamesmih says:

      By your own admission you were sitting on Vivid’s stone wall. Therefore you were not on the city right of way and were in fact tresspassing on their property.

      Had you been on the sidewalk that would be different, kiss all you want, but when you sit on their property you have to follow their rules.

  3. Wren says:

    Wow! I really dont care what you do in your personal life. And I dont care what you do behind closed doors. Im not here to judge. However, I dont feel like a child should be educated on your lifestlyle while on the way to get ice-cream.

    ” Mom can you tell me why those two guys are kissing on that Stone Wall”

    It,s not fair for any parent to have to explain your behavior to his or her child. It,s nothing wrong with you loving your partner. Nothing. But I think it,s just certain things that should be kept in the closet.

  4. LW says:

    Wren, we don’t live in Afghanistan or even Palmdale. If you didn’t care what two people do (and you don’t know if we are gay, staright or trans but you are assuming) you wouldn’t comment. Assumptions go both ways and I don’t think you would be happy if I were to assume that you are just another angry white male lacking formal education and a JOB.

  5. Steve says:

    I find that hard to believe.

  6. leroybrown says:

    Palmdale is the same as Afghanistan. Who cares about Vivid. Let them go BK. The staff will get jobs with the city.

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