Friday, October 08, 2004

RISKS IN THE PORN INDUSTRY - PART 2

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I previously blogged about how the porn industry places porn actors at greater risk for contracting STDs because consumers don't want to see condoms in porn flicks.

Here's an update on this issue:
LOS ANGELES -- Government officials are stepping up their effort to get adult film producers to enforce the use of condoms during sex scenes.

Los Angeles County health officials have sent letters urging producers and directors to use condoms during filming, and vaccinate actors for hepatitis A and B.

A state lawmaker has also issued a letter threatening possible legislation to mandate the use of condoms in porn productions.

The government has been frustrated with the porn industry's failure to take steps to prevent sexually transmitted diseases following an HIV outbreak in April. That's when four actors were identified as having HIV and the industry was temporarily shutdown.