Tag Archive: syphilis

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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Aug 06

Free Speech Coalition Statement on Possible Syphilis Case


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


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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Sep 04

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


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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Aug 28

Testing, Treatments Proceed With Cooperation from Performers, Producers


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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