Porn star Cameron Bay brought the industry to a standstill after contracting HIV

  • Meanwhile, Mark Schecter said his client 'should be lauded for her courage'
  • 'My long-term plan is to take care of myself and my health,' Bay said
  • The HIV positive porn star had sex with the actor who days later had sex with Sydney Leathers in her debut movie Weiner And Me

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 22:07 EST, 24 August 2013 | UPDATED: 22:56 EST, 24 August 2013

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Porn star Cameron Bay's agent says his client is 'distraught' after her recent HIV diagnosis brought the porn industry to an abrupt halt.

As the 29-year-old actress is cooperating with the industry trade organization in an effort to ensure all her partners duly are informed of her status.

‘As difficult as this news is for me,’ Bay said in a statement, ‘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.’

Distraught: Cameron Bay's agent says his client, whose recent HIV diagnosis has brought the porn industry to a standstill, is 'distraught' over the news

Distraught: Cameron Bay's agent says his client, whose recent HIV diagnosis has brought the porn industry to a standstill, is 'distraught' over the news

'Cameron has been a model citizen acting responsibly at this most difficult time,' said her agent Mark Schechter. 'Her courage should be lauded.'

But Bay admits she now has a long road ahead.

'My long-term plan is to take care of myself and my health,' she said.

Recently retired porn performer described some of the struggles Bay will likely face.

'There's no health insurance, there's no union; there really isn't a safety net,' Aurora Snow told the LA Times. 'I feel really bad for her. It's got to be really tough to get that kind of news.'

Cameron revealed she shot her most recent sex scene with Xander Corvus, the man who played Anthony Weiner alongside the New York mayoral candidate's latest online mistress Sydney Leathers.

Sydney made her porn debut Weiner And Me - sparking fears she may have been exposed to the virus.

Arrest: Cameron Bay seen in here in mugshots from some of her multiple arrests while in Arizona

Porn Star: Her arrests range from traffic violations to forgery and even assault

MailOnline exclusively revealed Bay's criminal past this week. The performer's rap sheet shows more than 17 charges to her name, some of which were dismissed. She also spent more than a year in prison in Arizona 2007.

Her charges range from traffic violations to forgery and aggravated assault.

Cameron Bay is not the porn star's real name. MailOnline knows her true identity, but has chosen not to print it.

Cameron has worked under names including Ashton and Ryder, but before she embarked on a career in porn she appeared on VH1's Tool Academy in 2009.

The show centers around couples who are sent to relationship boot camp in order to save their unions. The season ran for eight episodes, and Cameron along with her boyfriend of 10 years, Clarence - who had nicknamed himself 'Celebrity' - were eliminated in the third episode.

Just two years before her reality TV debut, Cameron spent a year and six months in prison for an unknown offense in Arizona. She was released in May 2008.

Her latest arrest came in February, where she was arrested for criminal damage and disorderly conduct.

She was also arrested in October last year for criminal damage, disorderly conduct and interfering with judicial proceedings.

While in August, she was arrested for failing to show her driving license or identification.

Star: Sydney Leathers porn movie is released today as Weiner's approval ratings hit an all-time low

Debut: Sydney Leathers porn movie was released yesterday where she stars alongside Xander Corvus

Risk: Xander Corvus, left, who played Weiner in the movie with Sydney Leathers, had unprotected sex with Cameron Bay, right, a few weeks ago - who has just been told she has HIV

Cameron Bay spoke to Adult Video News to confirm she was the performer responsible for the moratorium on porn production.

Cutting Edge Testing lab told Bay on Wednesday that a blood sample drawn the previous day came back positive for HIV.

She told AVN that she was 'obviously extremely distraught and in disbelief', and that an additional test will be conducted to confirm the result.

According to Bay, she received her last clean bill of health on July 27.

Just days later she filmed an unprotected sex scene for a series called Public Disgrace. Her male partner was Xander Corvus.

Gawker reports he and Leathers also had unprotected sex for the Vivid.com movie.

Ecstasy: Leathers said she did have 'some boundaries' when shooting the movie

X-rated video: Xander and Leathers (pictured above) starred in the porn film together, and Leathers said she did have 'some boundaries' when shooting the movie

In a statement to the site, Leathers said both she and Xander got tested prior to shooting their scene, and both were deemed 'healthy'.

However, the presence of STDs sometimes does not come up in tests for up to three months after exposure.

It takes the body two-to-eight weeks to make antibodies against HIV - known as the window period. Tests done immediately after the exposure or within this window period may not detect the virus and give a false negative result.

The CDC recommends that individuals who have been exposed to HIV and have been found negative before three months have elapsed get retested after three months.

Leathers released a further statement this morning: 'I do not have HIV and have not been exposed to HIV regardless of the reports out there saying otherwise.

'I was not contacted by the Free Speech Coalition to re-test, I reached out to them to see if I should re-test and was told I did not need to.

'I took all the necessary precautions before and after my scene for Vivid and acted responsibly and therefore was able to protect myself from exposure to anything.

'As an added precaution I retested 2 days after my shoot and again yesterday and was negative.'

Diane Duke, executive director of the industry trade group the Free Speech Coalition, told the Associated Press in an e-mail about the HIV detection: 'The moratorium will be lifted once the risk of transmission has been eliminated.

Virus: Cameron Bay, who has appeared in adult films since 2010, confirmed last night she was the performer responsible for the moratorium

'In fact, since 2004 there have only been two cases of performers testing positive for HIV and neither of those situations involved on-set transmission,' Duke said.

'The current situation would bring the number to three cases in nearly 10 years, not just in Los Angeles but nationwide.'

The industry briefly put a similar moratorium in place last year after nearly a dozen performers were infected during a syphilis outbreak.

Word of the latest moratorium quickly drew critical responses from porn industry opponents. Among them was Michael Weinstein, whose group the AIDS Healthcare Foundation successfully lobbied voters last year to adopt an ordinance requiring actors use condoms in the making of most porn films.

'How many adult film performers have to become infected with an array of preventable sexually transmitted diseases — including HIV, which is not curable — before the porn industry actually complies with the law requiring condom use,' he said in a statement.

Since the ordinance's adoption, county officials have said they are investigating one violation.

Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, who is pushing for the state to adopt a similar law, called Wednesday's news 'devastating and preventable.'

'Exposing workers to this type of harm would not be accepted in any other industry in this nation,' the Los Angeles Democrat said.

The industry, which says its audience does not want to see condoms, is fighting the Los Angeles County measure in court.

Unhappy: Cameron Bay faces up to her ex-boyfriend on the VH1 show Tool Academy

Unhappy: Cameron Bay faces up to her ex-boyfriend on the VH1 show Tool Academy

Before she was a porn star: Cameron Bay appeared on VH1's Tool Academy in 2009 alongside her former boyfriend Clarence AKA Celebrity

Before she was a porn star: Cameron Bay appeared on VH1's Tool Academy in 2009 alongside her former boyfriend Clarence AKA Celebrity

Reality: Cameron Bay appeared alongside ex-boyfriend 'Celebrity' on VH1's Tool Academy in 2009

Reality: Cameron Bay appeared alongside ex-boyfriend 'Celebrity' on VH1's Tool Academy in 2009

 
By Staff 08/24/2013 16:56:00