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Reducing HIV in the Porn Industry

Adrian Moore
December 14, 2009, 1:54pm

My friend Alex Padilla has a great article in Forbes on this.

Last week, several health groups, led by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, announced plans to develop a strategy that will push California legislation to regulate the adult film industry, mainly by mandating the use of condoms in all movies. The goal of such legislation is to protect adult film workers as well as their partners and the community at large. But the industry is already doing an excellent job protecting its performers. Mandating condoms in all films would lead to unintended consequences that would likely increase, not decrease, HIV outbreaks.


Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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