APHSS Welcomes New Testing/Healthcare Provider

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association, has announced the addition of Cutting Edge Testing, a new testing health center located in Sherman Oaks, to its APHSS program. The center is under the direction of infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Miao. Former AIM employees Jennifer Mooney and Bobi Seybold are working at the Cutting Edge office as medical support staff.

"We are extremely excited to have Cutting Edge added to our list of providers," said Diane Duke Free Speech Coalition Executive Director. "Dr. Miao is a well known and well respected infectious disease specialist who will provide top notch testing and care for our performers. Those are critical components of our APHSS program."

APHSS.org was created to fill the gap left by the closure of the AIM clinic, and to carry on health and safety protocols for adult productions. The program and availability index were developed by FSC, working with legal and medical experts, industry members and Internet technology consultants.

Cutting Edge will provide the most advanced HIV testing available today (PCR-RT-RNA) as well as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at a cost of $120 for the performer panel with an estimated 24 hour turnaround time.

"We have missed providing testing and health services to performers. After spending 9 years working at AIM, many of the performers are like family," said Bobi Seybold, Cutting Edge medical support staff. "What is really exciting is the quality of care the performers will get from Dr Miao—he's the best!"

Other APHSS providers include AMTC and the Healing Wave Center. APHSS plans to continue to build on their base of testing and health centers including signing on centers in other cities and states.

"We heard from performers, producers and agents that they want more choices," said Duke. "Quality of care is the first priority and there are a number of quality providers eager to work with our industry. We will continue our efforts to find exceptional partners to join our program resulting in an increased number of choices without decreasing the quality of care."

The importance of signing onto the APHSS system cannot be stressed strongly enough. The adult industry needs to make it clear to the outside world that adult producers, directors and performers take performer health very seriously, and one way to demonstrate that is by using APHSS provider clinics and enrolling in the APHSS availability database, which both serves producers and directors with an up-to-date availability status for performers while protecting performers' medical confidentiality.

Performers, agents and producers can go to www.APHSS.org and click "sign-up" to be led through a simple registration process. Other information that is available at the website includes links to testing facilities, FAQs and contact information. Users are encouraged to view the FAQs on the website; if they have further questions, they can contact FSC.

For more information on APHSS.org or FSC, please contact joanne@freespeechcoalition.com.