The Pledge

We the productions undersigned pledge:

  1. Having reviewed and discussed available trial results and medical information, we accept that individuals living with HIV who maintain an undetectable viral load cannot pass on the virus to their sexual partners. As such, we encourage people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load to approach us for work as performers without fear of discrimination.

  2. Performers who are not living with HIV will have the opportunity to agree to work with other performers who are undetectable. This must be consented to before the shoot happens, with all parties agreeing to treat a performer’s shared HIV status with respect and confidentiality. Different productions handle disclosure in different ways. For more see: Supplementary Information – Status Disclosure

  3. Performers that are not living with HIV who wish to only work with other HIV negative partners will have their choice respected. One part of respecting this choice can be handled with sexual health testing, along with performers understanding the ‘Window Periods’ that relate to tests. Different studios approach testing in different ways, models should be made aware which approaches are being used. Example approaches are given in: Supplementary Information – Testing

  4. We will also make reasonable effort to educate all performers about HIV and other STIs, including that people living with HIV maintaining an Undetectable Viral Load can't pass HIV on. Along with advice on testing, condom use and accessing PrEP/PEP. Such education is available in: Supplementary Information

To agree to this pledge send your production logo to along with an email of giving permission to include your logo in future copies of the PPSD pledge, acknowledging it will be made publicly available and within the industry.