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LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's worker safety board says a
proposal to require porn actors to wear condoms during filming
needs more study.
In a hearing Thursday, the six-member California Occupational
Safety and Health Standards Board voted unanimously to study the
proposal from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The Los Angeles-based
advocacy group filed a petition in December seeking to require the
use of condoms in the porn industry.
The group wants the same sort of workplace protections that are
in place for nurses and doctors to be extended to porn, where
bodily fluids and sexually transmitted diseases can be exchanged.
By law, U.S. adult film actors must prove they have tested
negative for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases within 30
days of going to work on a film.
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