Jeudi et vendredi, les studios de films pornographiques ont dû suspendre leur tournage après qu’un acteur ai été testé séropositif.

Plus de peur que de mal, le test était un faux positif. Les tournages peuvent donc reprendre.

«L’acteur n’est pas séropositif. (…) La production peut reprendre dans l’industrie du film pour adultes», a indiqué la Free Speech Coalition, l’association représentante du secteur de l’industrie du porno.

Pour rappel, depuis fin 2012, le port du préservatif est obligatoire dans les films pornographiques, bien que les principaux studios soient contre. Depuis la production est en chute libre à Los Angeles.

Communiqué de la Free Speech Coalition :

Yesterday’s potentially positive HIV test by adult performer was a false positive. The performer does not have HIV.  Additionally, the first generation performers who were tested proactively have also come back negative. Production on adult film can resume safely.

We understand that a moratorium is nerve-wracking for performers and difficult for producers. However, it’s essential that when it comes to performer safety, we err on the side of caution. We thank the producers, performers, agents and doctors who worked together during this difficult time for maintaining the moratorium, and for quickly helping establish a list of first generation contacts. While this was a false positive, it is always essential that we remain vigilant in concern to performer health.

The moratorium and testing system has enabled us to prevent any transmission of HIV on an adult film set for over ten years. While opponents of the industry often use our periodic moratoriums as evidence that adult sets are not safe, quite the opposite is true. Moratoriums have and continue to enable us to prevent HIV from being transmitted between adult performers.

Again, we thank everyone who worked so diligently and concertedly to protect performers during this current moratorium.