Resource Logo
Associated Press

LA considers requiring porn stars use condoms


Associated Press - January 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council is poised to give its final approval to a controversial ordinance that would require actors in adult films to use condoms.

The council tentatively adopted the ordinance last week on an 11-1 vote. If council members pass it again at Tuesday's meeting, it would be sent to the mayor for his signature.

Advocates of the ordinance say the measure is needed to prevent the spread of HIV in the multibillion-dollar adult film industry, much of which is centered in Los Angeles.

The porn industry's trade association, the Free Speech Coalition, says condoms are not needed.

Instead, the group calls for consistent testing of actors for sexually transmitted diseases. It says there have been no confirmed cases of HIV in the porn industry in five years.


Copyright © 2012 -Associated Press, Publisher. All rights reserved to Associated Press. Reproduction of this article (other than one copy for personal reference) must be cleared through the AP Permissions Desk.

Information in this article was accurate in January 17, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.