The sponsor of California State Assembly Bill 1576 has offered amendments to the proposed legislation removing state-mandated STD/HIV testing in the workplace for performers in the adult film industry. Citing legal, policy and fiscal concerns The Center for HIV Law and Policy, the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance and the Positive Women’s Network-USA had opposed passage of any bill mandating such testing as a condition of employment. With the elimination of the mandatory testing provision the organizations will now adopt a neutral position on the bill.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.