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Porn Star Cameron Bay Opens Up About HIV Scare
(NEW YORK) -- A porn industry trade group has confirmed that adult film star Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV. It was not a false positive, as was the case in 2011 when another HIV positive test temporarily shut down the porn industry.
Bay released a statement through the Free Speech Coalition, the industry trade group that mandates regular STD testing for performers:
"As difficult as this news is for me today, I am hopeful that no other performers have been affected," she said in the statement. "I plan on doing everything possible to assist the medical professionals and my fellow performers. Following that, my long-term plan is to take care of myself and my health."
Bay's agent, Mark Schechter, said she is "obviously distraught" at the diagnosis but was cooperating with testing organizations to make sure all her partners are notified and tested.
"Cameron has been a model citizen acting responsibly at this most difficult time," Schechter said through the Free Speech Coalition. "Her courage should be lauded."
Several media outlets have also reported that Sydney Leathers, made famous for coming forward as Anthony Weiner's latest sexting partner, was exposed to HIV while making the adult movie Weiner and Me, because her co-star filmed with Bay.
However, Leathers' representatives told ABC News that this is false.
Although Free Speech Coalition has said it is testing Bay's partners, and testing is almost complete, Leathers was not contacted, her representative said. When she reached out to Free Speech Coalition after reading the news, it told her she was not connected to Bay and did not need a new HIV test.
Still, Leathers has undergone three HIV tests since making Weiner and Me, her representative said. They were all negative.
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