By James Nye. Two of the porn actors recently diagnosed HIV-Positive used an emotional press conference today to call on the industry to require all performers to use condoms and criticized the length of time between testing - as a third performer believed to be infected with the virus came forward publicly. Actors Cameron Bay and her boyfriend Rod Daily spoke at an event in Hollywood organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and said that they learned days apart last month that they were infected as the industry reels from the news that up to four different actors could have the deadly disease. Fighting back tears, the pair said that the recent outbreak of HIV infections proves the industry wrong when they say testing performers for the virus and other sexually transmitted diseases every 14 days is sufficient. Devastated: Rod Daily, left, and Cameron Bay, both adult film performers who became infected with HIV while working in the adult industry in However, Mr Stone is said to be hopeful that his results were a false positive and is awaiting confirmation. Another performer, identified only as John Doe spoke by telephone to the conference where he revealed to be the fourth performer the AHF said had tested positive last week.
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As of [update] , 22 HIV cases in the U. According to former pornographic actress Shelley Lubben , a s outbreak of HIV led to the death of 27 porn stars between and , including Wade Nichols who died in ,  John Holmes , Marc Stevens , and Al Parker Six months previously, he had tested negative. During the summer of , Holmes, knowing his HIV status, agreed to perform in two pornographic films to be filmed in Italy, without informing the producers of his HIV status. Stevens died of AIDS  : in , aged It was concluded that James had been infected while engaging in unprotected anal sex with Brazilian actress Bianca Biaggi during a scene for the video Split That Booty 2 in Rio de Janeiro. The heterosexual segment of the porn industry voluntarily shut down for 30 days a day moratorium was originally announced but it was lifted early while it tried to deal with the situation.
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Warning: This article addresses graphic subject matter that may not be appropriate for all readers. With news cameras flashing, adult film performer Cameron Bay told reporters that in her last porn shoot before testing positive for HIV, her partner's penis was bleeding -- and he wasn't wearing a condom. After stopping momentarily, the cameras continued rolling, she said. Bay, whose positive HIV test sparked the first of two porn moratoriums in the last month, spoke Wednesday at a Hollywood press conference with other adult film performers, including two who said they also contracted HIV this year. The press conference was coordinated by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which advocates for mandatory condom use in porn. Five current and former porn performers spoke about the dangers and uncertainty of life in the adult film industry. While the performers said they can't be sure when and where they contracted HIV, they agreed the industry is not adequately protecting its performers.