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Diane Duke Confirms All First-Gen Exposures Identified, Tested

Diane Duke Confirms All First-Gen Exposures Identified, Tested

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Diane Duke confirmed today that all the first-generation performers who worked with Cameron Bay have been identified, properly notified and have been tested for HIV.

Since Duke reports that not all the first-generation exposures' tests have come back yet, the production moratorium should still remain in effect. She expects to know the status of all first-gen exposures by Monday.

"I don't have any new news yet," Duke told AVN. "We're still in a little bit of a holding pattern. As soon as we find out anything we'll let [the industry] know. Everyone has been testing clear so far."

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Duke went on to explain that the proper outbreak notification protocol for performers is for the doctor to inform the performer of his or her status, which is what happened in Cameron Bay's case.

Once the performer talks to the doctor, they work on identifying first- and second-generation exposures and the possible exposure window which starts at least two weeks before the performer's last negative test, though Duke explained that they commonly go back three weeks or more just to be sure.

After it's been established by the performer and the doctor who the first-generation performers are, along with when they worked with the positive performer and for what production companies, that information is given to Duke so she can reach out to the production companies and find out the performers' legal names to tell the doctor so he can contact them for proper notification and instructions.

"We also work with the agents and double check everything best we can," Duke said. "It's a lot easier when the performer comes forward."

Duke continued, "When [Bay] came out publicly we were able to do a lot, since I was able to know who she is. Once this person's come out publicly then it's a lot easier; you get a lot of help that way. I was able to help Dr. Miao with all the generational identifications and contact information. With our database [we saw] that a lot of [first-generation] performers had tested out," which means they had underdone subsequent tests after working with Bay, which came out negative.

Duke reports that Bay was very forthcoming about helping to identify her scene partners.

"Cameron was wonderful and cooperative in helping to identify her partners," she said.

AVN also learned that Duke held a meeting with adult producers today in order to "show producers what APHSS, now PASS, is and how it functions," she said. Duke also said the meeting covered the moratorium and how that decision was made, along with discussing PASS protocol should a performer test positive.

Duke also asked the producers what can be done to improve the system.

"We got some great suggestions," Duke said. "We're always open to doing more if [the producers] think we need to. It was a very civilized and lively discussion with a lot of interaction."

Duke also said that she's planning on holding a meeting with agents and performers too so they can be part of the conversation on how to make the strongest system possible, from testing to notification.

"It's really their system," she said. "We're a resource. We have this great database for people to enter information into that's not going to compromise privacy," and for those producers that don't use the system, of which there were two at today's meeting, I want to hear from them as to what the system needs to have in order to get them on board."






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