The Free Speech Coalition is calling for a precautionary production hold after a positive test for HIV by an adult performer listed in the PASS database. This is not believed to have been an on-set transmission.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking that producers observe a production hold until we are able to confirm all details of the performer’s recent shoots. We are researching the performer’s partner list to determine if there could have been any off-set contact that could possibly pose a risk to the integrity of the performer pool.

We hope that we should be able to confirm the partner list and have retested any second-generation performers by Friday. If there is no evidence of additional risk, filming should be able to resume on Monday.

The Free Speech Coalition periodically calls production holds if there is a possible HIV exposure within the adult film community. Production holds are an important part of the safety protocols in adult film, but does not signal an actual on-set transmission, nor a confirmed positive test. The adult film industry has not seen an on-set transmission of HIV on a PASS-regulated set in over a decade.

Eric Paul Leue
Executive Director
Free Speech Coalition