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Closed Porn Star Clinic Will Give Referrals

Another installment of the saga of obtaining reliable health care in today’s America, ripped from the pages of a relieved Associated Press:

Porn trade group has plan for actor health care

By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer [sic], Associated Press Thu May 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Porn performers will soon be given a list of recommended health care providers for their frequent sexually transmitted disease testing, and results will be fed into a new industry database, according to a porn trade group.

Free Speech Coalition [sic] Executive Director Diane Duke said Thursday her group will oversee the database as part of a new program intended to fill the gap created by the closure of Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation earlier this month.

They haven’t gotten an Obama-Care waiver?

Known as the AIM clinic, the shuttered San Fernando Valley facility was a preferred medical provider for many performers in the multibillion-dollar porn industry, providing a discreet environment for frequent HIV and STD tests.

We will learn just how "discreet" they were below.

The Free Speech Coalition’s program to replace AIM, known as Adult Production Health and Safety Services, won’t open a new clinic.

"Unfortunately, the FSC is not in a position to set up a medical facility or a clinic," said board member Christian Mann [sic], who is also a general manager at Evil Angel Video [sic]. "One of the things we learned from the closure of AIM is to avoid overreaching."

In other words, Free Speech Coalition’s wonderful "plan" is simply to give people a list of other places where they might get treatment. Still, if only Mr. Obama would learn that lesson about "overreaching."

Within a week, Duke said, performers will be provided a list of labs and clinics where they can get testing and have their results fed into the database.

The password-protected database allows actors and producers to track whether performers have been diagnosed with gonorrhea, chlamydia or if they are HIV positive.

The database will tell users whether an actor is available to work or not, depending on whether they have any of the sexually transmitted infections the system tracks.

The system makes an exception for HIV-positive gay performers who still work in sex scenes while using condoms.

Notice that homosexuals who are AIDS-infected won’t be listed in this database. So their fellow ‘actors’ won’t be able to check up on their status. Isn’t that wonderful?

After all, you wouldn’t want to catch (easily cured) gonorrhea during your ‘sex work.’ But AIDS is no big deal. Besides, we can’t have people discriminating against homosexual sex workers just because they might transmit a fatal disease.

Former Los Angeles County STD program director Dr. Gary Richwald [sic] is serving the trade group as a consultant and says the group is now reaching out to medical providers with education to ensure sex performers aren’t treated with insensitivity and hostility for their work.

"It’s not what you say, but how you say it," Richwald said about a doctor’s responsibility to advise a performer of the risks they face in porn

In other words, the ‘Free Speech Coalition’ want to make sure that they only send these porn patients to doctors who won’t warn anyone about the risks of performing in porno movies.

The AIM clinic was forced to close permanently earlier this month following a series of controversies.

After porn actor Derrick Burts was diagnosed HIV-positive there in December, state and local officials said the clinic failed to cooperate with their investigation into other possible infections. Burts said that instead of getting information from the clinic on how to get follow-up care, he was told to avoid media, change his phone number and leave town.

Now that is real "sensitivity" for you!

The clinic was also accused of medical privacy violations after patient information appeared on a website in the run-up to its closure

And still more sensitivity!

Of course this is something that will never happen when Mr. Obama turns over all of our medical records to Google. That is, apart from his own and Bill Clinton’s medical records.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 27th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Closed Porn Star Clinic Will Give Referrals”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Boom-Boom Industry meats Obama Care.
    Now………disconnect your phone and leave town!!

  2. tranquil.night says:

    “In other words, Free Speech Coalition’s wonderful ‘plan’ is simply to give people a list of other places where they might get treatment. Still, if only Mr. Obama would learn that lesson about ‘overreaching.'”

    Sounds like any of the other Liberal causes/organizations with a penchant for ironic names.

    Forget the STDs though, where are they going to go for anal incontinence? Awww, TN did you just have to say that? Yes.

    Remember – you can pack fudge all you want (and reap fatcat profits from it!) but don’t you American fatties DARE eat a BigMac, or NO HELFCARE4U!


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