Angelenos Vote for
"Condoms in Porn"
LOS ANGELES (November 7, 2012) - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and other supporters and backers of Ballot Measure B in Los Angeles County hosted a PRESS TELECONFERENCE to discuss the victory of the ballot measure (which passed with final poll numbers 56% in favor to 44% against). The measure, formally known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, requires producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the County; follow all health and safety laws, including condom use; and pay a permit fee sufficient to cover all enforcement costs.
The ballot measure was initially spearheaded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and members of FAIR (‘For Adult Industry Responsibility’) after as many as 22 HIV infections believed to be tied to the adult film industry were reported in two outbreaks in Los Angeles since 2004, and amidst thousands of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occurring annually among adult performers.
"We have shown our resolve that we are not going to give up on this issue, now that the people have spoken so overwhelmingly, it is the responsibility for the Board of Supervisors and the county Health Department to act immediately to enforce this law.” AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein.