AHF to LA County: “Who’s Monitoring Adult Film Worker Safety Since County Closed AIM Clinic?”

During public comment at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, AHF officials will press County Supervisors about the safety of adult film actors working in LA since County officials closed the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) Clinic

In December, after the State denied AIM a clinic license, County shut down the clinic; AHF is now concerned about worker safety and reports that AIM may still be operating as a clinic

 

By: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Los Angeles, CAJanuary 24, 2011

WHAT:
Media Availability—AHF officials the press County Supervisors: “Who’s looking Out For Adult Film Worker Safety Since County Closed AIM Clinic?”

WHEN:
Tuesday, Jan 25th 9:30am

WHERE:
L.A. COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street , LA, CA 90012
Meeting begins @ 9:30am

WHO:
Brian Chase, Assistant General Counsel, AHF
Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director, Public Health Division, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Miki Jackson, AIDS Advocate

CONTACTS:
Ged Kenslea, Communications Director, AHF (323) 791.5526 mobile (323) 308.1833 work

During Tuesday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, officials from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will press the Supervisors regarding the safety of adult film actors working in LA. Since County officials closed the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) Clinic, a Sherman Oaks clinic funded by and serving the adult film industry, in mid-December after the State denied AIM a license to operate as a clinic, AHF officials are now concerned about a lack of any oversight of adult film worker safety and about multiple unconfirmed reports that the clinic may still be operating.

“We are grateful that the County closed down AIM in December until the clinic is able to comply with state licensing requirements as a clinic; however, it has been nearly six weeks since the closure and we have concerns regarding the safety of adult film workers, the possible lack of any public health oversight in the industry and multiple unconfirmed reports that AIM may still be operating in some capacity despite a license,” said Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Director of Public Health for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “The County has a responsibility to protect adult film workers’ safety and we want to remind them of this duty and ask what County officials may be doing on this.”

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