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SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, California, February 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A 25-year-old porn star tested negative for HIV, as pornography performers must on a regular basis, and then proceeded to “act” with at least seventeen people over the next 22 days. But he did, in fact, have the virus that leads to AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. He infected at least two men:  one another gay porn star and the other a recreational sex partner.

The infected pornographer's seventeen sex partners range from across the U.S. and four countries.

The CDC dubbed the porn star “Patient A” and concluded, “This HIV infection did, in fact, occur on set.” AIDS Healthcare Foundation president Michael Weinstein said porn industry testing “failed.” 

The CDC says such findings prove that regular STD “testing alone is not sufficient to prevent HIV transmission.”

Some porn producers require HIV testing within two weeks of participating in pornographic sex. But tests cannot detect HIV within the first two weeks after infection. 

Rather than the obvious solution of refraining from sex for a period of two weeks and then getting tested for HIV before a porn shoot (or refraining from porn altogether), the government recommends condoms and anti-viral drugs. 

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The porn industry has had numerous shutdowns in recent years due to AIDS outbreaks. In 2013, 28-year-old Cameron Bay was diagnosed with HIV. When an incident like this happens, all the infected person's sex partners – whether for porn work or for recreation – get analyzed, and all their sex partners get analyzed, and all their sex partners get analyzed, and so on, until porn producers are relatively sure they've tested everyone who was exposed to infection.

All done with the goal of “returning to work.”

AIDS scares have also shut down the porn industry. The Free Speech Coalition, the sex industry's cover organization, noted in 2014 the fourth such shutdown in two years, calling for “a three day hold on production, while we evaluate any risk to the performer pool.”

“Risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease is only the beginning of the many harms pornography performers face on a regular basis,” the National Center on Sexual Exploitation's director of communications, Haley Halverson, told LifeSiteNews. “Gray areas of consent have led to many cases of sexual abuse on porn sets, and several survivors of the porn industry have later spoken out about the deep psychological damage they experienced as a result of their time in pornography.”

“Pornography is sexual exploitation, and it is never healthy or beneficial to those participating in it, whether they get an STD or not.”

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