Third porn actor tests positive for HIV; industry faces indefinite shutdown

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The U.S. porn industry may shut down for the second time in a month after a third actor reportedly tested positive for HIV this week.

The identity of the actor has not been released. The positive test was confirmed by a doctor at a health facility used by the porn industry, an industry trade group said.

Joanne Cachapero, membership director of the trade group, the Free Speech Coalition, said the group didn't know whether the infected actor contracted the virus during a shoot.

"While we don't have evidence to suggest an on-set transmission as opposed to a transmission from non-industry (off-camera) related activity, we are taking every measure to determine the source and to protect the performer pool," Cachapero said in a statement to Reuters.

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