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Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2013

Porn stars to be tested for Hepatitis and Trichomonas starting today: APHSS

An addition to the standard sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing protocol, starting today, Aug. 19,  adult film performers will now be tested for Hepatitis B and C and screened for the parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis, according to the Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS).

Trichomonas vaginalis Image/CDC

Trichomonas vaginalis
Image/CDC

These tests will be performed in addition to the usual panel of HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia.

“The medical advisory council that works with APHSS has recommended the addition of these tests to the regular monthly and twice-monthly tests for performers,” FSC (Free Speech Coalition) CEO Diane Duke said.

“Plans to add these tests had been in the works for the past few months and were scheduled to go into effect on September 1. However, at the request of several industry stakeholders, we will start the new protocols as of August 19.”

The testing protocol for these new agents is as follows:

Every 28 days, performers will be required to take blood tests for Hepatitis B and C.

Every performer panel (28 or 14 days) will require a urine sample for Trichomoniasis.

FSC operates APHSS in order to uphold industry health & safety protocols and standards for self-regulation.

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