Male Porn Star Comes Forward As HIV Positive; Fourth In A Month
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is reporting that an unnamed male porn star has tested positive for HIV, possibly the fourth performer in the industry to do so in a month's time.
Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, told HuffPost that a male porn performer approached the group saying he had tested positive for HIV.
"I think he wanted to check out everybody that could be of any help to him. We gave him information but he's not ready to come forward," Weinstein said, adding that it's not clear whether the performer contracted HIV on set or not.
The Free Speech Coalition, which oversees a database of STD tests for the industry, has not corroborated the story.
"We have no confirmation that a fourth performer is positive," FSC spokeswoman Joanne Cachapero said. "I am hoping for an update on the situation by tomorrow."
The latest freeze on production started Friday after another performer tested positive for HIV.