December 24, 2009
California AIDS Group Seeks Law to Require Condoms in Adult Films
The California-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has
filed a petition to amend state regulations to explicitly require condom use in
the Los Angeles adult film industry, which has an ongoing sexually transmitted
infection (STI) epidemic.
AHF’s petition calls on the California Occupational Safety
and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) to clarify protection for adult film
industry workers and to include a condom requirement to the “bloodborne
“We are taking this action on
behalf of the thousands of workers who are needlessly exposed to [STIs] during
the production of adult films in California. We look forward to Cal/OSHA’s
swift action on this issue,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF’s president.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public
Health (LADPH), transmission of STIs is 10 times more likely to occur among
adult film workers than the general population.
Between 2003 and 2007, LADPH documented 2,013 chlamydia cases
and 965 gonorrhea cases among adult film workers. There have been at least 25
industry-related HIV cases since 2004.
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