An adult film actress has raised questions about current health standards in the porn industry, Xbiz reports. Lisa Ann alleges she was scheduled to work with a male performer who had recently tested positive for either the hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus (HBV or HCV).

She claims that she cancelled a scene after discovering that the “veteran male performer” was listed as “unavailable” for work on the Free Speech Coalition’s Adult Performer Health and Safety Services (APHSS) database, which contains hepatitis results.

The Licensed Adult Talent Agency Trade Association (LATATA) has since released a statement in response to her allegations. LATATA said it found no concrete evidence to support her claims, adding that the male performer was, by most industry standards, cleared for work. Currently, most adult film studios do not require hepatitis testing because hep C cannot be transmitted via vaginal intercourse. However, hep B can.

In response to the ongoing scandal, Talent Testing Services (TTS) has reinstated complimentary voluntary hepatitis testing to all adult film performers through the end of August. TTS has also requested that the male performer test immediately at its clinic.

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