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Porn Actress Cameron Bay Speaks Out In Favor Of Condoms After HIV Diagnosis; Says Industry’s Lax Standards Increase Health Risks [VIDEO]

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Porn actress Cameron Bay and her boyfriend actor Rod Daily are saying that the porn industry should use condoms to prevent future health scares. Twitter

In an emotional press conference Wednesday, adult film actress Cameron Bay and her boyfriend actor Rod Daily said that the pornography industry did not take every precaution to protect them from contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and needs to do something to protect other performers from contracting the virus in the future.

"I'm not here to push anything down anybody's throat, I'm not here to fight anybody's fight," Bay said, tearfully. "I'm just here to share my story and to get knowledge out there to people and try to prevent anything like this happening to anyone else."

The proposed solution? Condoms.

"Their main business is money, not the performers," said Daily. "I do know for a fact that condoms will work, have worked, do work."

Bay’s announcement that she tested positive for HIV led to an industry-wide shutdown while all other performers got tested. Two weeks after her announcement, Daily announced that he also tested positive for the disease.

Now, after a nearly month-long halt in filming, the industry is set to go back to work on Friday with new rules in place that require actors to get tested every two weeks. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation described the industry’s new standards as “Russian roulette.”

“[W]e remain gravely concerned the porn industry continues to endanger its workers by ignoring prudent health and worker safety laws by shooting adult films without condoms," the AIDS Healthcare Foundation told the LA Daily News.

Kink.com founder Peter Acworth said that what Bay and Daily are asking for — condom use in X-rated films — is not unheard of in the industry and is available to any performer in any scene. He said the responsibility lies with the actors, not the rulemakers. But Bay said that asking for a condom on set could put actors’ jobs in jeopardy.

"Asking for a condom on set wasn't really what you did, because you could just be replaced," Bay said.

Watch video of the conference below.

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