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L.A. urges porn producers to use condoms
Updated: 2004-10-09 15:25

Los Angeles County health officials sent letters to producers and directors in the porn industry, urging them to use condoms during sex scenes to help prevent a repeat of April's HIV outbreak.

The letters, which began arriving this week, came as state lawmakers threatened possible legislation to require the use of condoms in porn productions.

The letters also urged the industry to vaccinate performers for hepatitis A and B.

Last month, the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined two Van Nuys companies $30,560 each for allegedly permitting their actors to engage in unprotected sex. The fines were levied based on regulations requiring employers to protect workers exposed to bodily fluids.

The companies, Evasive Angles and TTB Productions, have appealed.

The government has been frustrated with the industry's failure to take steps to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

In April, four actors were identified as having HIV, and the industry was temporarily shut down.

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