Category Archive: APHSS.org

Aug 16

APHSS Issues Clarification

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Some performers have contacted FSC/APHSS to clarify if tests taken previous to Monday, August 19, will still be valid. Current tests are valid until they expire. All test taken on or after August 19 will include the new testing protocols (which include tests for hepatitis B, C and trichomoniasis. Once again, performers will be “available” …

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Aug 15

APHSS Announces New Protocols for Performer Testing Starting Monday, August 19

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APHSS (Adult Production Health & Safety Services) has announced that beginning August 19, 2013, additional tests will be added to the regular STD testing panels for adult performers. These include screening tests for Hepatitis B, and C, as well as a test for Trichomoniasis Vaginalis. “The medical advisory council that works with APHSS has recommended …

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Aug 06

Free Speech Coalition Statement on Possible Syphilis Case

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In response to media reports of a possible incidence of a positive syphilis test being returned for an adult performer, FSC (which operates APHSS.org) has released the following statement: “FSC wishes to address rumors of a syphilis ‘outbreak’ in the adult industry. A performer tested positive for syphilis on one type of test and negative …

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Mar 13

Trep-Sure No Longer Required for Active Performers

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APHSS Medical Advisory Board Approves Move to RPR Testing on Performers’ Panel Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS) and its medical advisory board has announced that, effective March 14, 2013, active performers will no longer be required to include the Trep-Sure® (syphilis) test on the STD testing panel. Instead, the Trep-Sure test will be …

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Dec 20

Holiday Schedules for APHSS Testing Facilities

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Please, make note of holiday closures and schedule your testing appointments accordingly. Also, please note that lab results will be delayed due to the holidays; if you have concerns about receiving test results from Dec 24 to Jan 2, please contact your testing facility to be advised. We appreciate your continued support of industry performer …

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Oct 17

FSC Announces Talent Testing Service (TTS) is Now a Fully Endorsed APHSS Provider

Availability status data submission to begin immediately CANOGA PARK, Calif. – Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org), a division of the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), is pleased to announce that Talent Testing Service (TTS) has signed on as a fully endorsed provider to the APHSS database system. Speaking for APHSS, FSC Board Vice President …

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Oct 09

First Round of Performer Subsidy Fund Checks Going Out Today

The Performer Subsidy Fund will send its first round of subsidy checks to performers today. Performers that tested during the month of September and had test data entered into the Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) database system can look forward to a subsidy of $101.00 per performer panel test. “We are so glad …

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Oct 02

UPDATE: Performer Subsidies, New Guidelines for Scheduling Testing

Dear APHSS Performers, First, thank you all for participating in the APHSS program.  I know that this last month and a half have been very difficult for performers as we work to protect all performers from the recent rise in syphilis. Your patience and understanding are so very appreciated! Second, our office has received a …

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Sep 04

FSC Clarifies CDC, FDA and APHSS Adult Industry Standards for HIV and Syphilis

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There has been a great deal of confusion about adult industry protocols for HIV and syphilis. To stem the spread of misinformation, APHSS.org has issued the following comments to clarify the choice of the Trep-Sure ™ syphilis test, with a brief explanation of industry testing for HIV, which recently required the Aptima HIV-1RNA Qualitative Assay …

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Aug 29

APHSS Doctors Identify Syphilis Test with 14-Day Window Period

- APHSS testing facilities can start new testing protocol immediately, alleviating need for performer syphilis treatment After continued and exhaustive research, APHSS doctors have discovered a new test for syphilis – Treponemal EIA. This state-of-the-art test significantly shortens the window for syphilis testing from 90 days to 14 days. Trep-Sure is the brand name of …

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