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Porn Industry Condom Fight Moves to Florida

September 1, 2011

Two days after it was announced that another adult-film performer had tested HIV-positive, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed complaints asking the Florida Department of Health and the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration to investigate and "take all appropriate steps to ensure that workers in the adult-film industry are protected from the threat of sexually transmitted infections." "We want to put pressure on the health authorities to intervene and not allow the Free Speech Coalition to control this," said AHF President Michael Weinstein, in a reference to a porn industry trade group. Weinstein said unconfirmed reports indicate the exposure occurred in Florida, and he reiterated his call for mandatory condom use in adult films. In California, voluntary industry standards stipulate that performers undergo HIV screening every 30 days and show proof of testing negative before working.

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Los Angeles Times
08.31.2011




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