Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 12 noon PT
Measure B, formally known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, will require producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the County; follow all health and safety laws, including condom use; and pay a permit fee to cover enforcement costs
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation:
PRESS TELECONFERENCE: Comment on Victory of Measure B, the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act
Wednesday - November 7th 12:00 noon PT
Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, President & Ballot Measure Proponent
Mark McGrath, MPH, AHF Consultant & UCLA Public Health Analyst & Ballot Measure Proponent
Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director, Public Health Division, AHF & Measure B Proponent
Miki Jackson, AHF Consultant & Measure B Proponent
Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Program in Global Health UCLA-David Geffen School of Medicine and a former City of San Francisco health official and an editor of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
TELECONFERENCE DIAL IN information: +1.877.411.9748 participant code #7134323
Media Contact: Ged Kenslea, AHF Communications, +1.323.791.5526 cell
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and other supporters and backers of Ballot Measure B in Los Angeles County will host a PRESS TELECONFERENCE to discuss the victory of the ballot measure (which passed with final poll numbers 56% in favor to 44% against), Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12 noon PT. The measure, formally known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, requires producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the County; follow all health and safety laws, including condom use; and pay a permit fee sufficient to cover all enforcement costs.
The ballot measure was initially spearheaded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and members of FAIR (‘For Adult Industry Responsibility’) after as many as 22 HIV infections believed to be tied to the adult film industry were reported in two outbreaks in Los Angeles since 2004, and amidst thousands of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occurring annually among adult performers.
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