An adult film performer tested positive for HIV this week, prompting some California production companies to halt filming while the details are investigated. Industry leaders Vivid Entertainment and Wicked Pictures suspended production on their films on Tuesday as a precaution after the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) confirmed they were "quarantining and testing all exposed partners to the individual." The adult star's identification has not been confirmed at this time, nor the companies or other performers he or she worked with.

Local AIDS activists aren't satisfied with this course of action, however, petitioning that AIM reveal the infected star's identity and professional associations to ensure all possible contacts haven't been exposed to the virus. The president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Michael Weinstein, has been pushing for drastic measures to help "protect performers' and the public's health" by pleading with Cal/OSHA to launch an in-depth investigation, including the seizure of records if necessary. "AIM and the industry will do everything in its power to prevent us from knowing how many people were affected," he added -- which speaks to a long-time struggle that activists have had with the adult entertainment business.