June 15, 2009 05:06pm
FSC Statement on HIV Incidence
Source: Free Speech Coalition (FSC)
by: Company Press Release
(CANOGA PARK, CA) -- Adult industry trade association and advocacy group Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has issued this statement regarding the recent incidence of an adult industry performer reported to have tested positive for HIV.
''The circumstances are tragic and, of course, there is cause for grave concern anytime anyone is diagnosed with HIV,'' FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said. ''That is why the Free Speech Coalition has, and continues to, work with our members and the industry to develop standards and best practices to protect industry performers.''
''What we know is that government imposed regulation does not work and self- regulation of our industry does,'' Duke continued. ''That is why our industry has been so successful in preventing HIV transmissions within the adult entertainment community.''
In December, FSC published its Code of Ethics for Adult Businesses, which can be found by following this link: http://www.freespeechcoalition.com/FSCView.asp? action=preview&coid=595. These standards and recommendations were developed by the FSC in collaboration with adult industry members, to introduce common, fundamental practices to which the Coalition encourages industry professionals and businesses to aspire. To receive an electronic copy of the FSC Code of Ethics, please contact FSC Membership Director Joanne Cachapero, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Free Speech Coalition is the national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry. Its mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and well-being of the adult entertainment community.