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AIDS group makes new push for condom use during porn filming

December 17, 2009 |  7:19 am

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation today will ask state regulators to require the use of condoms during filming of adult films, saying the porn industry is failing to comply with safety rules.

The move is the latest by the group to pressure the industry and government regulators to do more to safeguard the health of performers.

Earlier this year, the foundation sued Los Angeles County, alleging that public health officials had failed to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and enforce laws requiring employers to protect workers against exposure to bodily fluids.

The suit was filed after the disclosure that an adult-film performer had tested positive for HIV.

The foundation said it will argue to the board of the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health that the porn industry should follow the same regulations covering blood-borne diseases as hospitals do.

-- Shelby Grad

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