Category Archive: Adult Industry

Aug 24

Frequently Asked Questions About Performer Medical Privacy

1.    What the heck is HIPAA? HIPAA is short for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It’s a fancy name for the law that protects medical privacy of patients for the records that doctor’s offices and insurance companies maintain. There are numerous safeguard and requirements to make sure that each person has the opportunity to …

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Aug 21

UPDATE for Performers/Patients of West Oaks Urgent Care

Dear PASS Performers: It has been brought to our attention that a clinic at which many performers go for health care has likely received a subpoena for performer medical information as well.  If you have visited West Oaks Urgent Care Center (Dr Rigg) anytime between 2007 until now, it is likely that your medical information has …

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Mar 21

Production Hold Update – Test Results False Positive

NEGATIVE Confirmatory results from yesterday’s possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer have come back negative indicating a false positive. Production can resume immediately. It’s important to remember that production holds are part of a functioning safety system. So long as performers have private lives, we can never eliminate their risk of contracting …

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Mar 20

FSC Calls Immediate Production Hold

The Free Speech Coalition is calling for a precautionary production hold after a possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer using the PASS (Performer Availability Screening Service) system. The test has not yet been confirmed, and we will know if it is a true positive or false positive in the next day. If …

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Mar 11

Ocular Syphilis Cases Reported in California and Washington State

Since December 2014, a number of cases of Ocular Syphilis infections (syphilis infections in the eye) have been reported on the US West Coast. There have been no cases among Adult Film Performers, and performers who choose to participate in the Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS), are not considered at high risk due to the …

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Dec 30

RECENT DPH REPORT ADDRESSES NON-COMPLIANT OUT-OF-STATE SHOOT IN SEPTEMBER

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health released information about an incident this past September concerning a performer with HIV working on a non-compliant adult film set in Nevada. This is, however, not a ‘current threat’ as stated in the press release. At the time of the incident, the Free Speech Coalition immediately cooperated with …

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Dec 16

Measure B Decision will Hurt Performers

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The 9th Circuit Court of California announced today that it would decline to issue an injunction to stop the Measure B, the 2012 ballot measure which seeks mandate condoms in adult film produced in Los Angeles County. This latest decision is not a ruling on the constitutionality of Measure B, but rather a decision declining …

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Nov 07

Adult Industry Calls Weinstein Statewide Condom Bill “Misguided and Dangerous”

Performers and producers oppose Michael Weinstein’s dangerous and ill-informed attacks on the adult industry. This morning, he will announce that he will place a statewide version of his disastrous Measure B legislation on the ballot. Measure B, a Los Angeles condom ordinance, resulted in a 95% drop in permits for adult production, and spurred an …

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Oct 20

Production Hold Lifted

The current production hold has been lifted. FSC’s statement is as follows: The Free Speech Coalition announces that the production hold from last week has been lifted, and production can continue effective immediately. A production hold was called when it was determined that a performer in the PASS database might have been exposed to HIV …

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Oct 17

UPDATE: Production Hold Extended

FREE SPEECH COALITION EXTENDS PRODUCTION HOLD THROUGH MONDAY The Free Speech Coalition is asking that all producers extend the current production hold through Monday until all tests for possibly affected performers are conclusive. Diane Duke, head of the Free Speech Coalition: “We understand that production delays are difficult for performers as well as producers. However, …

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