October 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An adult film trade group is lifting a two-week moratorium on porn shoots prompted by an HIV scare.
The Los Angeles Times says the Free Speech Coalition has announced that production can resume Friday. The group also says it will require more frequent testing of actors for sexually transmitted diseases - every 14 days rather than every 28.
The coalition called an initial, weeklong moratorium last month after a 28-year-old tested positive for HIV. After that moratorium was lifted, a second actor was found to have HIV, and another work stoppage was called Sept. 6.
A third performer also has tested positive. The coalition says all three appear to have contracted the virus in private life and all of their on-screen partners have tested negative.
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