May 05, 2004 12:00am
Fifth Porn Performer Tests HIV Positive
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- A fifth adult movie performer has tested positive for the HIV virus in an outbreak that has halted most porn production in the multi-billion-dollar industry, a nonprofit medical group announced Wednesday.
The porn actress had unprotected sex with HIV-positive actor Darren James, officials with AIM (Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation) said.
The woman's name was not released by AIM, but AVN, the industry's trade magazine, said her manager confirmed it was a woman with the stage name Miss Arroyo.
Arroyo apparently contracted the virus March 30 while filming a scene with James, AVN said.
James contracted the virus in March while shooting a movie in Brazil, health officials said. Two other women who worked with him after his return to the United States also have tested HIV-positive.
About 50 people who performed with either James or those he worked with have been on a voluntary quarantine list that effectively prevents them from doing sex scenes until they have passed two more monthly HIV tests. Dozens of producers have shut down filming pending testing.
Meanwhile, a transsexual actor named "Jennifer" was diagnosed HIV-positive on Tuesday. That case was unrelated to the others, the health foundation said, because the actor had last worked in February before the HIV outbreak and her partners did not work with anyone on the quarantine list.
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