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Porn: California Attorney General Kamala Harris Asked to Investigate Adult Industry Medical Clinic

The war over condoms in porn continued this week.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking her to look into the transfer off the adult industry's main health-care and testing clinic from nonprofit to for-profit status.

The clinic, known as AIM for Adult Industry Medical, admitted that it went for-profit in order to avoid L.A. County regulation of nonprofit clinics.

The clinic stated upon its reopening as a private enterprise last week:

"Relieved from pointless harassment that came with oversight from the County Health Department, the new AIM more appropriately is responsible to the California Medical Association. AIM plans to provide more services, both on the internet and in house, and continue its relationships with current clients while welcoming new ones."

AHF and its leader, Michael Weinstein, have been fighting to get the mostly San Fernando Valley-based porn industry to employ condoms on-set. State law requires it, but California doesn't have the resources to enforce it. And the adult biz says if condoms are used, it will lose customers, and millions if not billions of revenues will head to places outside California where condom use isn't regulated.

As part of its condom battle, AHF contends that the AIM clinic is at the heart of the industry's refusal to adopt condoms: It maintains a system of regular testing for performers, whose results can then be accessed by producers.

Porn makers claim that makes sets safe -- safer than sex in the general populace, in fact.

AHF says it's simply an excuse not to follow the law and make sure workers aren't exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Now it thinks the clinic's transfer to private ownership is fishy enough to have Harris look into it. Here's what Weinstein says in a statement Monday:

"As a private clinic, AIM will still be under the jurisdiction of, and responsible for reporting any positive HIV and STD results to county public health officials. We have serious doubts that the principals involved in AIM, who seem to have operated in defiance of California law all along, have properly followed California law in converting AIM from a troubled nonprofit clinic to a private, for profit medical facility, and we are asking California's Attorney General to immediately open an investigation into this matter."

Is he just asking for a fishing expedition, or is this matter worthy of the new A.G.'s time?