CHLP Supports Dropping Mandatory STD/HIV Testing from Proposed Bill in California


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.