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Porn Production Back This Weekend as New Syphilis Test Saves The Day

Porn Production Back This Weekend as New Syphilis Test Saves The Day
Keith Plocek

The porn industry has a new syphilis test that just might save the day. After a nearly two-week ban on production, adult video shoots are clear to restart this weekend, an industry official told the Weekly.

Following a syphilis scare that L.A. county health officials say has infected as many as 9 people connected to the adult video business, the industry's official STD office declared that shooting would shut down for about two weeks while ALL performers were treated for the disease with antibiotics as a precaution.

Leaders took that route because syphilis could stay in one's system for 90 days undetected under current tests.

Late today Adult Production Health & Safety Services (that STD office we told you about) announced that it has found a test that can determine if someone has been infected within 14 days of said dirtiness.

Porn Production Back This Weekend as New Syphilis Test Saves The Day
Keith Plocek

Yay?

That means porn stars who don't want to be treated for syphilis whether they have it or not can get the 14-day test and be back on the bow-chica-bow-wow in two weeks if they're clean.

The APHSS:

After continued and exhaustive research, APHSS doctors have discovered a new test for syphilis - Treponemal EIA. This state-of-the-art test significantly shortens the window for syphilis testing from 90 days to 14 days.

It will now be porn's official syphilis test -- to be administered every month (instead of twice-a-year under the industry's previous protocol).

The APHSS also said that those who have gotten syphilis their shots on the earliest day possible (Aug. 22) will be clear to work Sept. 1, meaning production will be back in swing (and we do mean swing) as early as Saturday.

Indeed, Joanne Cachapero, membership director of the industry lobbying organization called the Free Speech Coalition, confirmed for us that porn production is back this weekend.

(Yay, again?).

See also:

*Entire Porn Industry Treated For Syphilis as Adult Video Production Shuts Down Today.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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