The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), which operates APHSS, said the new service is currently offering performer-testing services at draw stations located nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer more options to performers for testing, especially performers that are located outside of the Los Angeles area,” FSC executive director Diane Duke said.
She added, “To comply with APHSS policy, STDStatus.com works with a national network of doctors and service providers, and they offer the Aptima HIV-1RNA Qualitative Assay test. It’s exciting to welcome them to the program.”
A unique feature of the STDStatus.com website is a “live chat” option where clients may ask general questions about testing and test locations via chat. The service can also be reached by phone at (866) 554-4296 24 hours a day.
Performers and producers can expect test results within 3-4 business days, with a cost of $149.00 for the performer’s panel of tests. In addition to the industry standard panel of tests, STDStatus.com also will include syphilis testing free of charge for performers.
“We are very excited to have partnered with APHSS in helping to maintain reliable health services for performers,” STDStatus.com President Michelle Leone said. “We look forward to extending our professional and convenient testing services to the adult entertainment industry.”
For more information on the APHSS.org program call (818) 348-9373 or email Joanne@freespeechcoalition.com.