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Second LA porn actor reveals HIV-positive status

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A woman gets an instant HIV/AIDS test inside a moblile clinic of John Wesley Community Health Institute on June 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

There's news this week of another HIV positive performer in the adult entertainment industry. The actor, who uses the screen name Rod Daily, tweeted that he contracted the disease within the past month.

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

— Rod Daily (@Rod_Daily) September 3, 2013

Daily allegedly had an off-screen relationship with another performer named Cameron Bay. Bay has also tested positive for HIV, and that announcement triggered a moratorium on porn production earlier this month.

For more on these cases and what they mean for the ongoing debate over the use of condoms in adult film production, we're joined now by Mark Kernes, senior editor at the trade publication AVN. Welcome.

Note: Given the nature of the conversation, it may not be suitable for all ears.
 

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