AHF: Adult Film Study Confirms High STD Risk for Porn Actors

AHF Press Teleconference Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:00 a.m. PT

An embargoed UCLA research study of several hundred adult film industry performers will confirm many of the sexual health risks facing adult industry performers today. Results of the study, conducted between August 2012 and June 2013, will be presented (in poster form) tomorrow at the CDC’s 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, and are being made public as the California Senate considers action on a bill to require condoms in all adult films made in California (AB 1576, Isadore Hall, III).

LOS ANGELES--()--An embargoed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health research study of several hundred adult film industry performers will be presented (in poster form) tomorrow at the CDC’s 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta will confirm that contrary to widespread industry spin, adult film performers face significant risks to their sexual health and well-being while working in the industry. Results of the study, which was conducted between August 2012 and June 2013, will be made public Tuesday as the California Senate considers action later this month on a bill to require condoms in all adult films made in California (AB 1576, Isadore Hall, III).

WHAT: PRESS TELECONFERENCE:

  • UCLA Fielding School of Public Health research study will confirm the health risks –including high STD risk—facing many porn actors working in the industry.

WHEN: TUESDAY, June 10th, 2014 11:00 a.m. Pacific

WHO:

  • Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation President
  • Marjan Javanbakht, PhD, First author of the UCLA study presentation (pending)
  • Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director, Public Health Division, AHF
  • Adam Carl Cohen, MPH, Public Health Consultant, AHF

CONTACT: Ged Kenslea, AHF Communications Director, 323-791-5526 cell; 323-308-1833 office

TELECONFERENCE DIAL IN:

  • Teleconference Dial-in information: +1-877-411-9748 participant code #7134323
  • International Dial-in information (toll call): +1-636-651-3128 participant code #7134323

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Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, 323-308-1833
Communications Director
Mobile: 323-791-5526
gedk@aidshealth.org

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Adult Film Study Confirms High STD Risk for Porn Actors; AHF Press Teleconference Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:00 a.m. PT

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Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, 323-308-1833
Communications Director
Mobile: 323-791-5526
gedk@aidshealth.org