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Adult Industry Hiv Testing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California State, County Health Officials to Force Mandatory Condom Use in Adult Film Industry After Actors Test HIV-Positive

California and Los Angeles County health officials say that they now have the "leverage" they need to enact laws requiring condom usage during sex scenes in pornographic films after two adult film stars tested HIV-positive last week, the Los... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fifth Adult Film Actor Tests HIV-Positive, Marking Largest Outbreak in Porn Industry in Six Years

A fifth pornographic film actor in California has tested HIV-positive, marking the largest HIV outbreak in the adult film industry in six years, according to the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation , Reuters reports. The latest case has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Calls for Condom Use in L.A. County Adult Film Industry; County Response to HIV Cases Questioned

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on Thursday called on Los Angeles County health officials to require that condoms be used in the adult film industry or shut down production in light of a recent report that a number of people at the Adult... Read more »
Ask the Experts

I'm in the adult video industry?

Hi,We have recently had a few actors come up positive in the industry and I am scared. The clinic that the entire industry uses, gives us the PCR-DNA test. In turn we take this test every 30 days.Is this the best test to use for this type of...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
We are not testing experts in this forum, but we seek to stay current on that issue. The test you are undergoing is an excellent one. The rates of false negatives (this phrase usually refers to a test done too soon to be reliable) and false... Read more »

Cruise Industry

I am looking to apply for a job on a cruise ship. There seems to be a blood check that tests for HIV. Do I have to submit to this test? Will a particular cruise line withdraw their offer? Can you lead me to a positive friendly cruise line? THANKS!...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I'm sorry for the lateness of this reply, but I'm new and trying to get caught up. They can't require a physical (and blood test) until a job offer has been made. As long as the physical says you are able to perform the job duties... Read more »

public food industry

i have been tested positive and am in the food industry(catering) . my question is aare there any chances i could transmit this decease by handling food? for public consumption? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Since HIV is transmitted from contact of body fluids (but not from skin or touch), there shouldn't be any significant risk of transmission of HIV from handling food. BY... Read more »

Sex industry workers

I have read many of your questions, and they have all been very useful to me. On some of the questions, many people have had encounters with prostitutes. I was just wondering if you had any statistics on the rate of infections among sex industry...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There have been a number of studieslooking at the rates of HIV infection among prostitutes in the USA. Studieswere done in various cities around the USA including Miami, Los Angeles,Albuquerque, and New York... Read more »
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HIV in Older Adults

Posted by crabman, 3 Replies
I know that many of us are now 'older'. This was an attachment in one of my emails today. It covers some of the additional things that those of us that are older with HIV need to keep in mind concerning our health. While this is geared toward... Read more »

LIFEbeat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
LIFEbeat The Music Industry Fights AIDS is looking to fill the Local Tour Outreach Coordinator position. We are seeking a trained peer educator to organize volunteers for outreach in clubs and concert venues in and around Manhattan. ... Read more »

Risk of breast secretions to adults

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had cheated on my wife with an old girl friend sometime in mid september of 2003. This friend of mine is married with 2 kids. During the sex and foreplay, I swallowed some sugary secretions from her breast. They were present in only one breast. it... Read more »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks.

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