September 20, 2021

Health Clinic Catering To Porn Stars Shuts Down

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Porn stars in Los Angeles are going to have to find a new testing facility

The health clinic in San Fernando, California that catered to porn stars was shut down by the Los Angeles County recently. The clinic had opened in 1998.

They were a non profit organization called Adult Industry Medical Foundation or AIM. The clinic tested pornographic performers and kept those results for porn producers. The producers would call the clinic to make sure all the performers had a clean bill of health, so they would not infect others.

It wasn’t until April that the county realized that they were not operating under a license. The clinic was made aware of this and told they needed to not be affiliated under a physicians license, but instead they needed to apply for a clinic’s license.

On June 7 they did apply for a license, but the application that they filled out was incomplete. They were contacted several times to get the application complete, but did not comply. Earlier this week they were given a cease and desist. Since they didn’t comply the clinic was shut down.

Porn stars are not left without any place to go. Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the county’s health director, said there are several places listed on their website that show places the performers can go to get tested and to get medical help.

All this comes about while bisexual pornographic actor, Derrick Burt ,24, had been diagnosed with AIDS. The clinic did the test and he was made aware of the results, but the clinic never gave him any medical attention or even forwarded his medical records so he could start receiving treatment.

The pornographic production company, Vivid Entertainment, was really happy with the clinic and the way they tested the performers and kept a database of their results for future filming.

Burt, on the other hand, felt like AIM just protected themselves and shared the information with the porn industry, but neglected him.