Monthly Archive: August 2012

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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Aug 28

Testing, Treatments Proceed With Cooperation from Performers, Producers

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Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) would like to update the current developments with syphilis testing and treatments for adult performers. APHSS.org has implemented exposure protocols due to the recent incident involving performers that have tested positive for syphilis. Nearly 300 performers have been tested and treated for syphilis since August 22. These include …

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Aug 28

APHSS Meeting with L.A. County Health Official Confirms 9 Adult Performers May Have Tested Positive for Syphilis

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After a meeting yesterday with L.A. County Public Health (LACPH) officials, Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Diane Duke and Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) representatives have received confirmation that nine as-yet-unidentified adult performers have tested positive for syphilis. Dr. Peter Kerndt, who is the Director of STI Programs for the County, informed Duke …

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Aug 21

APHSS Update on Performer Testing, Treatment and Locations

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APHSS.org testing facilities expect to have supplies for the prophylactic syphilis treatment at their facilities as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22. Cutting Edge Testing in Fort Lauderdale is expecting to be ready by Wednesday morning, while the Van Nuys location should be supplied by Wednesday afternoon. Please , contact the facilities before arriving, to …

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Aug 20

Update on Production Moratorium, Performer Testing

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As a result of a performer testing positive for syphilis, APHSS providers are administering the standard RPR syphilis test that is approved by the FDA for preliminary diagnosis. A negative test does NOT mean the performer is approved to work. It is important to note that this test has a large window period — as …

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Aug 18

FSC Calls for a Temporary Moratorium on Production Nationwide

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A performer who tested positive for syphilis has been in touch with FSC and is meeting with FSC’s medical professionals to begin partner identification, evaluation and treatment. FSC has called a temporary moratorium on production until the risk to performers in the industry has been properly assessed and all performers have been tested. APHSS’ doctors …

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Aug 16

APHSS Announces September’s Scheduled Syphilis Program for Testing to Start Immediately

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CANOGA PARK, Calif. – Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) has announced that the semi-annual syphilis testing program scheduled for September will instead begin immediately and run through the end of September. The action follows recent unsubstantiated rumors of a syphilis incident among adult performers. Due to concerns raised by performers and producers, and …

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Aug 09

Response to Statement by Talent Testing Services

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The following is a statement issued by Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) in regards to a Talent Testing Services press release sent to industry media outlets earlier today: This is the first word we have received from Talent Testing Services that they have chosen to stop sending data to the APHSS database. We …

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Aug 07

APHSS Proudly Announces New Performer Testing Service

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APHSS.org is glad to announce a new addition to its network of performer testing facilities. STDStatus.com is currently offering performer-testing services at draw stations located nationwide. “We are thrilled to be able to offer more options to performers for testing, especially performers that are located outside of the Los Angeles area,” said FSC Executive Director …

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Aug 07

So, What Is the Los Angeles County Condom Initiative, and What Happens if It’s Passed?

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Earlier this year, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) spent an estimated $2 million on paid signature gatherers to get a mandatory condom initiative for adult productions on the ballot. Their efforts were successful, and on LA County’s 2012 November ballot voters will have the option of voting on this misguided ballot measure. The ballot measure goes …

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