Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation Shutters - Porn Star Clinic
By Gene Byrd
May 5, 2011
The Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation has shut down, officially over a "financial hardship," according to former adult film actress Sharon Mitchell, reports the Winnipeg Free Press.
According to the Associated Press, "calls to the clinic went unanswered and a call to the clinic's lawyer was not immediately returned."
That has led for calls for condoms on set from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
"Now that AIM has closed -- and the industry 'fig leaf' is gone -- the responsible thing for the industry to do is to put performers' health first and require condom-use on all adult film sets," said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF.
"Testing adult film performers for HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases is important, but has never been an effective substitute for safer sex and condom use. Performers were poorly served by AIM and are poorly served by an industry that places profits above worker safety.
"If the porn industry won't protect its own workers, it is time for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health -- the government body charged with safeguarding the health and welfare of its citizens -- to enforce condom use on all adult film sets in the County."
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