New HIV case causes LA porn industry shutdown

August 29, 2011 - 5:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A porn industry group says an adult film performer has tested positive for HIV, resulting in a production moratorium in Southern California while the organization investigates to see if the virus has spread.

Free Speech Coalition executive director Diane Duke told The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/mX0vin ) on Monday that her group became aware of the HIV case Saturday.

Duke declined to release the performer's name, age or gender. She also declined to tell the Times how her group learned of the case.

According to Duke, the case was found in an out-of-state clinic that doesn't report to California state officials. Duke says the performer is being retested to confirm the HIV.

The group is working to identify others who had sex with the performer.