HIV transmission in the adult film industry - Los Angeles, California, 2004.
Rotblatt-H; Montoya-J; Kerndt-PR; Kim-Farley-R; Fielding-J; Daar-E; Bustamante-T; Bernard-B; Brooks-JT; Kalish-M; Robbins-K; Kenney-K; Laubacher-L; Taylor-M
MMWR 2005 Sep; 54(37):923-926
In April 2004, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS) received reports of work-related exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the heterosexual segment of the adult film industry in California. This report summarizes an investigation by LACDHS into four work-related HIV-transmission cases among adult film industry workers. The investigation was initiated April 20, 2004, and joined by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) on April 21, 2004, and by CDC on May 18, 2004. This investigation identified important and remediable gaps in the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the adult film industry
Occupational-diseases; Sexually-transmitted-diseases; Performing-artists; Immune-system-disorders; Viral-diseases; Infectious-diseases; Region-9; Disease-prevention; Disease-transmission; Blood-sampling; Body-fluids; Serological-techniques; Nucleic-acids; Medical-monitoring; Testing-equipment; Sex-factors
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report