September 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm EST | by Staff reports
Gay porn actor tests positive for HIV
Rod Daily, pornography, HIV, gay news, Washington Blade, Next Door Studios

Porn actor Rod Daily and his girlfriend tested positive for HIV. (Photo courtesy Next Door Studios)

LOS ANGELES — A second porn star who’s straight but works exclusively in gay porn said last week that he recently tested positive for HIV two weeks after his girlfriend, who also works in the porn industry, was infected, the Pasadena Star News reported citing a report from the Los Angeles Daily News.

Joshua Rodgers, 32, who works in gay porn under the stage name Rod Daily, told the Daily News last week that he was infected sometime in the last month. Last month, porn actress Cameron Bay said she tested positive, which led to a weeklong shutdown of adult film production in the San Fernando Valley area where much of it is produced, the Daily News said. Rodgers said he’s worked exclusively in gay porn since 2010 on sets that require condoms.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a Los Angeles-based company, said in a statement to the Daily News that it’s “gravely concerned” that “the porn industry continues to endanger its workers by ignoring prudent health and worker safety laws by shooting adult films without condoms.”

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