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Porn Studio Resumes Production After HIV Scare

Porn Studio Resumes Production After HIV Scare

At least one adult film studio has resumed production following an industry-wide shut down when a performer tested positive for HIV.

Two rounds of testing show the actor who tested positive for the virus October 9 did not transmit HIV to any other actors, according to the Los Angeles Times. The performer, whose name has not been released but is being identified as Patient Zeta, was tested at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The clinic is used by many porn studios to test performers for sexually transmitted diseases or infections.

After several studios halted production following the news, Vivid Entertainment resumed filming on Monday.

"AIM acted properly; they notified us immediately and kept in contact with us throughout the process," Vivid co-founder Steven Hirsch said in a statement according to the Times. "We are comfortable with the testing procedures."

The amount of people exposed to Patient Zeta have not been revealed.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.