Occupational Health Watch: March 2015
HIV Transmission in the Adult Film Industry
Adult entertainment actors should not rely only on HIV testing to prevent them from getting HIV. This was a key finding by the Occupational Health Branch after investigating whether a male adult entertainment actor transmitted HIV to another actor as a result of unprotected sex during a film shoot.
In collaboration with the CDPH Office of AIDS and the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch, OHB has created a health alert that discusses the case and provides the following prevention points for adult entertainment actors:
- Always use condoms
- Get tested frequently for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
- Consider HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
The alert is available at
Occupational HIV Transmission in the Adult Entertainment Film Industry.
Occupational HIV Transmission in the Adult Entertainment Film Industry (PDF) - OHB health alert
Vital Information for Workers and Employers in the Adult Film Industry - Cal/OSHA web page
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Fact Sheet (PDF) - Federal OSHA web page
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidelines - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page
Email Occupational Health Watch (OHW@cdph.ca.gov) with feedback or change of address.