Tag Archive: performer testing

Apr 22

New Clinic Added to FSC PASS Testing Facilities

Free Speech Coalition (FSC), as the administrators of the FSC PASS program for performer testing, are pleased to announce the addition of another clinic to its current roster of performer testing facilities. ASL – Adult Film Test Me is located in Sherman Oaks and open for business Monday through Friday, from 8am – 4:30pm, and …

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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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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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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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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 10

Performer Testing Update #2

We spoke with the PASS testing facility doctors this morning, and want to issue an update on the current moratorium and testings. Currently, all people who have had at-risk contact with the positive performer have been retested with the RNA Aptima test. At this point, we are awaiting one final test result from a performer …

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Dec 07

PERFORMER TESTING UPDATE

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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Nov 27

Statement Issued by FSC-PASS on Wednesday, November 27

We want to assure you that rumors of an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea in the adult performer population are untrue and unfounded. No such cases exist in the active tested performer population, according to doctors at each of the testing facilities. That said, as always, we encourage people to be vigilant in their personal lives, …

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