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Porn trade group has plan for actor healthcare

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Associated Press, May 27, 2011

Porn performers will soon be given a list of recommended health care providers for their frequent sexually transmitted disease testing, and results will be fed into a new industry database, according to a porn trade group. Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Diane Duke said Thursday her group will oversee the database as part of a new program intended to fill the gap created by the closure of Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation earlier this month. "We will be able to provide a list of recommended providers to our performers and ensure they will have sensitivity to the client base that we'd be bringing to these providers," Duke said at a news conference. Known as the AIM clinic, the shuttered San Fernando Valley facility was a preferred medical provider for many performers in the multibillion-dollar porn industry, providing a discreet environment for frequent HIV and STD tests.