Adult film star Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV, and ABC News confirms that the test was not a “false positive.”
Before Cameron Bay‘s HIV news, a similar scare shut down the pornography industry back in 2011. In that case, the HIV positive result was deemed a false positive, unlike this current scenario.
Bay released a statement expressing concern for other performers, as well as confidence that none were affected by her HIV status in filming.
“As difficult as this news is for me today, I am hopeful that no other performers have been affected… 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.”
Cameron Bay’s agent admitted that the porn star is “obviously distraught” following the HIV positive result, but Mark Schechter commends Bay for her openness about the diagnosis:
“Cameron has been a model citizen acting responsibly at this most difficult time… Her courage should be lauded.”
Schechter spoke through the Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group. The group confirmed Bay’s diagnosis, saying:
“We are saddened to report that the tests involving performer Cameron Bay have been confirmed as positive for HIV.”
Initial reports indicated that Sydney Leathers, a porn star tied to the second Anthony Weiner scandal who later starred in a porn flick titled Weiner And Me, had also been exposed to HIV. Both Leathers and Bay had worked with a fellow porn star named Xander Corvus.
However, Leathers denies that Cameron Bay’s HIV positive status placed her at any risk, and says she’s been tested three times since the Weiner-themed film was recorded.