Aurora Snow wrote a very fine and truthful article www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=59531; Mark Kernes’ AVN-Manwin agenda becomes more apparent:
Kernes posts to The Daily Beast: Just a few corrections:
1) As Ms. Snow is well aware, all adult performers testing at AIM signed a limited release stating that their STD status could be disclosed to producers, directors and other performers in the industry, since it was (and is) necessary to be STD-free in order to work in adult movies.
2) AIM did not shut down “for a number of violations.” It shut down because of two lawsuits, one filed by AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s attorney for a performer who claimed that her medical status had been disclosed against her wishes, even though she signed the release noted above. The other was a case filed against CalOSHA regarding a former performer who wished to return to the industry, but it turned out she tested HIV-positive. When AIM refused to disclose her name to CalOSHA, as she had requested, CalOSHA sued to obtain that performer’s medical records, and she named AIM as a co-defendant to prevent AIM from handing those records over to the agency. The financial toll incurred in defending both of those lawsuits drove AIM out of business.
3) To address Ms. Snow’s concerns about why the adult movie industry doesn’t “welcome Measure B,” it’s because if that Measure were fully implemented, it would require adult performers to wear not only condoms while having sex, but also rubber gloves, goggles, face shields, dental dams (to avoid oral-genital contact) and clothing that would prevent one performer’s skin from contacting that of another. So the reason why the industry is fighting Measure B is that they don’t believe people will buy porn made with people, all of whom are wearing hazmat suits in order to fully comply with the law.
4) And finally, here’s what the CDC has to say about the transmissibility of hepatitis C: “Contact with the blood of an infected person, primarily through sharing contaminated needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Transmission has also occurred from needlestick injuries in health care settings; unsafe injection practices and other lapses in infection control in health care settings; being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C; and through blood transfusions and organ transplants before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States.” Note that it says nothing about it being transmitted through sexual intercourse.