Urgent! Ensure Your Right to Medical Privacy!
It has recently come to our attention that Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) have issued subpoenas for patient medical records from facilities that regularly test adult industry performers.  For the moment, this includes Talent Testing Services, Cutting Edge Testing, and West Oaks Urgent Care Center in Canoga Park (where Dr. Rigg is the attending physician).  
 
Generally speaking, medical records are required to be kept private and are protected under federal HIPAA privacy rules, but because of the nature of these subpoenas, these agencies may be forced to disclose performer medical records.  If you have been tested at any of the above mentioned facilities, APAC encourages you to immediately email these agencies to protect your privacy and let the facilities know you do not want your medical information given to the AHF!  This is also the recommendation of Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS) and the Free Speech Coalition (FSC).   
 
Below is a letter you can copy and paste into the body of an email; make sure to include your name at the bottom.  We recommend sending an email to all of the agencies where you have been tested, at the following email addresses:
 
Cutting Edge Testing: info@cuttingedgetesting.com
Talent Testing Service: info@talenttestingservice.com
West Oaks Urgent Care Center (Dr. Rigg): injury@westoaksurgentcare.com
 
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August 24, 2015
 
URGENT!!!!!
 
Dear Talent Testing Service, Cutting Edge Testing, and West Oak Urgent Care Center:
I understand that Michael Weinstein as a party to the Measure B Litigation and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Case Number 13-CV-00190-ddP-AGR) have issued a Subpoena to Produce Documents which include the medical information of patients identified as adult film performers or those associated with adult films.
As a patient of your clinic, I strongly object to the sharing or disclosure of any of my records, medical information, medical records, and personal identifying information. I hereby revoke any prior HIPAA waivers or permission granted to your clinic with regard to the above referenced subpoena.
Do not under any circumstances, even if redacted, provide any of the subpoenaed documents! I am asserting the protections provided by HIPAA, the Federal Constitution, the California Constitution, the California Health and Safety Code, and all other applicable State and Federal Statutes. You will be subject to monetary damages, attorney’s fees and costs if you do not comply with my request.

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Attend Porn Comedy Show & Support AIDS Research!

bd1afa5a51a9c2a37df1cac466f0bbf0APAC members are invited to attend a fundraiser organized by VenusVice, a recently-formed adult production company, whose charity comedy show “The Marital AIDS Benefit” will take place at Westside Comedy Theater at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  All proceeds will be donated to APLA (AIDS Project Los Angeles), and the gathering will offer a special opportunity for APAC members, both new and experienced, to promote their businesses, network, and support charity.

The featured comedians will include Heather Thomson, Kevin Christy, Jennifer Murray, Jesus Trejo, Dean Delray and Chris Gorbos.  In addition to the stand up comedy, adult entertainers will offer autographs and pictures, plus raffle off adult products, including lubricants, movies, posters, and other cool S.W.A.G.  Any donations APAC members can make – such as materials and/or contributions you would like to promote for your businesses – would be welcome (and help to support a great cause!).

You can reserve tickets now (and receive an early registration discount) – but keep in mind that all attendees must be 21+.  For more information on this event, contact @venus_vice on Twitter.  See you in October!