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Oct 15 2010

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AHF to “Film L.A.”: Pull Plug on Porn Permits

AHF to Attend LA City Council Meeting Tomorrow, October 15th at 10:00 AM, Ask City and “Film L.A.” to Temporarily Suspend All Porn Permits Until Latest HIV Outbreak Resolved

 

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By: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Los Angeles, CA – October 14, 2010

In the wake of recent news that an adult industry performer has tested positive for HIV, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will call on the City of Los Angeles and Film L.A. to stop issuing film permits to the adult entertainment industry and temporarily suspend all porn production until the latest HIV outbreak situation has been resolved. Representatives from AHF will be in attendance at the Los Angeles City Council meeting tomorrow, Friday, October 15th at 10:00 AM to request that temporary suspension of permits.

Since the news regarding a performing testing positive for HIV broke on Tuesday, a voluntary industry quarantine has been in effect and at least five adult film companies have voluntarily stopped production, including some of the larger companies such as Vivid Entertainment and Hustler Video.

“AHF calls on Film L.A. and the City of Los Angeles to temporarily suspend all filming permits for porn production until it is known who has been exposed and until that information has been disclosed to public health authorities,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “In a public health emergency such as this, it is incumbent upon local government officials to protect its citizens and minimize the damage that could be inflicted in the workplace and beyond. If this were any other industry and a potentially life-threatening infection was being transmitted and remained uncontained, you can be sure regulatory agencies would have stepped in by now, not leaving it up to the businesses themselves to decide if it is safe for their employees to work or not.”

“A voluntary and partial suspension of production is simply not enough in light of the seriousness of this latest HIV outbreak in the porn industry—certainly not while it remains unknown just how far the infection may have spread,” added Weinstein.

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