2nd Porn Actor Tests Positive for HIV

Last week, an adult film industry group lifted a moratorium on porn production after another actor's diagnosis

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013  |  Updated 2:12 PM EDT
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2nd Porn Actor Tests Positive for HIV

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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A second performer at a California adult film company has tested positive for HIV.

The announcement was posted on the Twitter account of actor Rod Daily, of San Francisco's Kink Studios. Kink chief executive Peter Acworth told the San Francisco Chronicle that Daily and an actress known as Cameron Bay, who tested positive last month, are in an off-screen relationship.

"I know it happened last month," Daily said in an interview Tuesday with the Los Angeles Daily News. "I know I don’t have a crazy lifestyle."

A Tweet posted Tuesday on Daily's account read, "Drumroll please!! I'm 32 years old and I'm HIV positive. Acute HIV, which means I recently was infected. For that I am blessed.

"With the tests I have done the doctors have figured out that I was infected within the last month."

An agent for Daily, also known as Joshua Rodgers, told the Daily News that his client has worked in the industry since 2010 on sets that require condoms, much like those in LA County.

Voters last year chose to expand a Los Angeles city mandate that adult-film actors wear condoms during on-screen vaginal or anal intercourse to include all porn sets in LA County.

The requirement was challenged by the adult film industry, but was upheld last month by a federal judge who ruled the health risks of not using condoms trumped porn producers' argument that it violated First Amendment rights.

Daily's diagnosis comes a week after an adult film industry group lifted a moratorium on porn production that was prompted by Bay's diagnosis. The Canoga Park-based Free Speech Coalition lifted the ban after all performers who worked with Bay were medically cleared.

In June, a male adult film star was jailed after he was convicted of knowingly exposing two female costars to syphilis.

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