Two of the biggest porn companies, Vivid Entertainment and Wicked Pictures, along with virtually every other big adult company has preemptively stopped production for as long as a month after an unnamed adult performer tested positive for HIV Tuesday.
Actors are required to get tested for STDs at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation once every 30 days. However, even if actors were required to test every week, the extended incubation period of some viruses like HIV may prevent accurate results. And there's always the possibility of an actor contracting the virus right before a scene.
This isn't the first time an HIV scare has occurred in the adult industry, and it won't be the last. In 2004 an HIV outbreak