Cal/OSHA Visits AIM

Tod Hunter
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — State health and safety investigators inspected Adult Industry Medical Healthcare offices yesterday.

The state is seeking information about 18 HIV-positive cases that the clinic has reported to Los Angeles County health officials since 2004. The cases were not investigated and the county has no information on how the transmissions occurred and whether they involved active adult industry performers.

According to AIM, the current reported HIV-positive performer is the first active performer to test positive since a 2004 outbreak shut down production for a month.

"We were unaware of all of these cases until recent reports came out," said Dean Fryer, a spokesman for the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health. "That's why we wanted to get into the clinic. We wanted to interview staff that work there. We wanted to look at records. We want to understand this."

A representative of AIM confirmed the visit to XBIZ, but declined further comment.