APAC issued the following statement Friday. It was later amended — the new statement follows after the break
During the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee’s (APAC) September monthly meeting, the board presented the membership with a detailed explanation of current Free Speech Coalition (FSC) moratorium protocol, as well as an APAC proposed moratorium protocol. The main difference between the two options was regarding the specific end date of a 14 day moratorium: FSC supports 14 days from the last “onset” contact, whereas APAC proposed 14 days from the last positive HIV test.
From September 20th through October 3rd, members voted online in the members’ section of apac-usa.com. The results of the vote showed that 80% of voting membership preferred the APAC proposed protocol vs. the FSC existing protocol.
APAC will be meeting with the FSC in early November to discuss better communication practices and to present the performer desired protocols for production holds/moratoria based on this vote. Performers with opinions, questions or concerns are encouraged to attend the November 2nd monthly meeting and/or contact APAC directly. It’s important for performers to be informed about the safety protocols affecting them and even more important for performers to participate in the conversation that will affect their future in the adult industry.
Please visit the members’ section of apacusa.com for additional information and voting results and, as always, feel free to contact the APAC board with any questions and concerns you might have regarding production holds and moratoria.
UPDATE: 5:47 PM PDT
APAC would like to amend our earlier statement: we are happy to state that the FSC follows the same protocols that APAC supports. We would like to apologize if we caused any confusion in regards to what the FSC’s position is regarding the health and safety of the performers. It pleases us to see that both APAC and FSC have the same desires in regards to moratorium protocols, which are as follows:
A three day production hold will be put in place at the first sign of a positive HIV test in order to gather confirmatory results while an exposure genealogy is gathered. Information regarding whether production may resume or if the production hold will be extended into a full moratorium will be provided on the 3rd day after the first test. In the event that the initial positive HIV test is confirmed, a 14-day moratorium will be put in place from the last positive test.
Please visit the members’ section of apac-usa.com for additional information and, as always, feel free to contact the APAC board with any questions and concerns you might have regarding production holds and moratoria.