Some critics of the industry pointed to the latest HIV scare as further evidence that condoms should be required on set.

“The industry’s testing-only policy has failed,” Assemblywoman Isadore Hall (D-Compton), who wants a statewide requirement for porn actors to wear condoms, said in a statement. “Short of requiring condoms in all adult films, this type of tragedy will continue and California workers will continue to be exposed to injury, harm and potentially death.”

The adult industry has maintained that mandating condoms on set, as the city and county of Los Angeles have now done, harms their business and is unnecessary because performers undergo regular testing.

Adult film producers Vivid Entertainment and Califa Productions and performers Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce sued the county in January to prevent implementation of the law. After the county declined to defend it, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation advocacy group stepped in as an “intervenor.” The plaintiffs tried unsuccessfully to get the group removed from the case.

Earlier this month, a U.S. district judge struck down the contention that requiring condoms is unconstitutional, but put restrictions on how it can be enforced. Vivid quickly appealed the ruling.

A spokesman with the county public health department said it has issued 10 conditional adult film permits since the condom measure was implemented, and no violations had been found to date.

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Staff writer Kate Mather contributed to this report.