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Posted by Henry Bauer on 2009/06/19

“U.S. porn industry HIV cases prompt investigation” by Dan Whitcomb; LOS ANGELES, June 18 (Reuters)

“* Investigators conduct surprise inspection of clinic
* Undisclosed HIV cases raise porn industry concerns”

What do you do if there is an Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation monitoring the “porn industry [which] includes about 1,200 actors employed by 200 production companies” so successfully that over the course of 5 years no more than 22 case of “HIV-positive” have been turned up, despite monthly screening of every performer with the most sensitive test used for screening blood? When during the same period, “1,357 porn performers have tested positive for gonorrhea”?

What do you do, if you are a bureaucratic mediocrity who knows only that the performers MUST be at dangerous risk of contracting “HIV”, no matter the clear evidence that they aren’t?

Obviously, you go after that Foundation in hopes of putting it out of business.

“California health officials are investigating the Los Angeles clinic where a pornographic film actress recently tested positive for HIV, saying it has failed to alert local authorities to cases of sexually transmitted disease in the adult film industry.
Investigators from the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health on Wednesday conducted a surprise inspection of the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation . . . .
‘We are investigating the clinic,’ Cal-Osha spokeswoman Erika Monterroza told Reuters.
‘All talent goes through them for monthly testing and it seems like this clinic had received positive results for HIV as well as other sexually transmitted diseases and didn’t report them to the county health department,’ Monterroza said.
If AIM Healthcare was found to be in violation of state health laws, she said, Cal-Osha could issue an order shutting down the clinic.”

“Health officials . . . . accused an industry-supported health clinic of failing to cooperate with state investigations and of failing to protect industry workers and their sexual partners. ‘We have an industry that is exposing workers to life-threatening diseases as part of their employment,’ said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles County. The latest controversy began Thursday, when the Los Angeles Times reported that an adult-film actress had tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. . . . Co-stars of the woman have tested negative for HIV but have been quarantined from acting for the time being and advised to be retested in two weeks. Dean Fryer, a spokesman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, said the clinic ‘is not cooperative with us. We don’t even know who the employer is in the most recent case, we don’t know who the talent is. . . . There is no reason these infections should be occurring if these employers are following these precautions’” (“22 porn-film actors got HIV since 2004“).

Ignore the evidence, that these workers have evidently been guarded very successfully against this “life-threatening” disease — as I remarked in the earlier post, achieving a far lower rate of “HIV-positive” than any official prevention and education campaign ever has.

Shutting that clinic down would, of course, greatly serve to safeguard the health of those 1200 performers; though it would also be a bureaucratic triumph. The very idea is what I would call REALLY pornographic.

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