PASS Calls For Production Hold (as of Aug. 21, 2021)

Performer Availability Screening Services calls for production hold following positive HIV test

UPDATE: The production hold was lifted on August 25, 2021.
The Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS) program has called for a “precautionary” production hold following the report of a positive HIV test in the performer pool. While there has been some speculation that the performer who “had not tested with PASS in several months” testing positive for HIV may be related to TTS re-joining PASS after not reporting to the program for some time following a dispute on COVID testing, the statement from PASS released on Saturday, August 21, 2021 gives few details.

This morning, PASS was alerted that a performer, who had not tested with PASS in several months, had tested positive for HIV. Any performer who has had contact with them is being contacted and retested.

We have been advised by the PASS testing facility that there does not appear to be a threat to the performer pool. However, in an abundance of caution, we are calling for a precautionary production hold. We expect to have full results for all tests by Tuesday, and will make a decision to lift the hold as soon as those results are back.

Michelle LeBlanc
Board President
Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS)