Tag Archive: STIs

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 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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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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Aug 28

FSC Reports That Adult Industry Production Moratorium is Lifted

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The FSC announced late Tuesday that the moratorium on adult filming has been lifted. A PASS (Performer Availability Screening Services—formerly APHSS) panel of three doctors met and confirmed the following: All performers who worked with Cameron Bay have been tested and cleared It is safe to lift the moratorium August 19th is beyond the 2 …

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Aug 23

Confirmatory Tests Returned, Performer Tests Positive for HIV

In cooperation with ATMLA, LATATA, FSC and APHSS, we are saddened to report that the tests involving performer Cameron Bay have been confirmed as positive for HIV. Both Cutting Edge Testing (CET) and Talent Testing Services (TTS) have run separate tests and have confirmed this information. Thus far, there is no evidence whatsoever that there …

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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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