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Why the porn industry has a lot to teach us about safety in the Covid-19 era
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As more states open up and people return to work, companies are looking for guidance on how to keep workers safe from infection. Some experts suggest looking to what may seem an unlikely model: the adult film industry. It survived a different pandemic — an outbreak of H. The adult film industry uses a nationwide program called PASS, for Performer Availability Screening Services , that requires performers to be tested every 14 days for H. The suggestion of using the adult film industry as a model was reported by Stat News in May. The adult film industry, which has been largely shut down since March 15, just released guidelines on how to get back to work.
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But there is one place to look for guidance — the adult film industry. Since the late s, when an outbreak of HIV infections threatened to shutter the multibillion-dollar industry, the mainstream porn community has implemented procedures that require all performers to be tested for HIV and a host of other sexually transmitted infections every 14 days before they can be cleared to work. Any HIV-positive test leads to an immediate shutdown of all U. While not perfect, those in the industry say the nationwide PASS program works to protect thousands of performers, ensures safer workplaces, and curtails the spread of disease.
In People vs Freeman of , the California Supreme Court stated that adult film production was to be protected as free speech under the First Amendment. They ruled that since such films did not include obscene images and indecency, and stayed within society's standards, the adult film industry should be granted the freedom of speech. In the United States Code of Regulations, under title Title 18, Section , no performers under the age of 18 are allowed to be employed by adult industry production companies. The failure to abide by this regulation results in civil and criminal prosecutions.