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UKAP Advisory On HIV Production Shut Down In Europe

UKAP issue advice on the HIV production shut down in Europe

Published Mon 18th Feb 2019
By itsAdult / General News

UKAP Advisory On HIV Production Shut Down In Europe

 


 

UKAP the association for the adult content producers, performers and services sector  advise following Europe’s lead in shutting down adult productions for the next 8 weeks in accordance to the advice given by two of Europe’s leading agencies, Brill Babes and Nikki’s Models

The shut down extends to all content creators who engage in acts involving fluid swap (except kissing) and penetrative insertions.
The association recognises people need to earn a living during this period and some will focus on camming and solo work between getting tests to ensure everyone restarts with a clean bill of health when the business reopens after the moratorium is lifted.

The production shut down includes all levels of sex work to reduce the risk of STIs within the workspace to avoid more industry shut downs and further inconvenience.

The news broke last week that a well known  performer in Europe had tested positive for HIV and was named which shook the community when his name was revealed  on social media
UKAPs chairman Terry Stephens comments:


“This came as a shock to us as protecting the privacy of performers is important for obvious reasons like security and anyone who names him despite the media’s revelation should understand they are in breach of privacy laws where sensitive information like this is concerned”

UKAP are working on solutions to improve testing with private clinics such as Your Sexual Health who offer a private mobile testing service and sponsored the recent UKAP Awards with Jason Domino a reknowned campaigner for PrEP and other health issues

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The association  is no stranger to health issues in the adult industry having been involved with changes in standards isince Lara Roxx a Canadian first timer on the LA porn scene  along with 3 other girls, one from Europe) were exposed to HIV in the USA back in 2004 resulting in the change from 3 months down to 28 days following advice from clinics supported by performers and producers at that time when the incident sent shock waves through the community as far as the UK where performers worked indirectly with those who were affected at the time.

The current demand for 14 day testing is impractical in the UK where a clinic representative from 56 Dean Street  expressed that 28 day tests was sufficient since the cut backs imposed on the service by the NHS was to relocate funds to other areas of their service which is not beholden to the adult industry using its services for commercial gain.

The NHS was set up to serve the public. Not the porn industry.

UKAP will set aside time at their next meeting to address any concerns arising from this incident in London on Tuesday March 26th 2019

Contact admin@ukadultproducers.org if you are in the adult business and would like to attend. The association is open  to anyone who is currently working or prospecting to be in the adult industry and are open to new members


A discussion has been set up to track developments and answer questions HERE

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