Tag Archive: FSC

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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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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Aug 29

FSC Lifts Moratorium After Test Results Prove to be False Positive

First generation tests have been returned cleared; production may resume Yesterday’s potentially positive HIV test by adult performer was a false positive. The performer does not have HIV.  Additionally, the first generation performers who were tested proactively have also come back negative. Production on adult film can resume safely. We understand that a moratorium is …

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Jan 06

AMTC Testing Service Rejoins FSC-PASS System

FSC-PASS is proud to announce that as of today AMTC Testing Services will rejoin the FSC-PASS system, offering STD testing facilities nationwide for adult performers. AMTC had been on hiatus due to the unexpected death of the company owner. Now under new ownership, the testing facility is back to provide performers with reliable testing, quick …

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Dec 20

Viral Genealogy Conclusive: Positive Performer from December Moratorium Contracted Virus in Personal Life

The performer who tested positive for HIV during an industry-mandate screening appears to have contracted the virus in his or her personal life, doctors have concluded, after no other adult performers tested positive for HIV. The performer, who wishes to remain anonymous, received a confirmed positive for the virus on December 6, 2013 at an …

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Dec 08

An FAQ about STIs, Testing and Moratoriums

We’ve noticed that there is a lot of confusion, both in the media and within the industry about how the decision to call a moratorium is made, how the dates are determined and what protocols are in place to protect adult performers. HIV is a serious issue, and its important that we deal in facts, …

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Dec 07


On Friday, a performer who had worked in the adult industry tested positive for HIV during the mandated fourteen-day industry screening. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation about the performer — including a name — in both social media and on blogs, a fair amount of it unfounded and some of it …

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