California Denies AIM's License to Operate

LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Public Health has denied San Fernando-based Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation’s (AIM) application to operate as a community clinic.

Department spokesman Al Lundeen told the Los Angeles Times that AIM officials applied for a license in June after they were told they needed one to continue operating.

AIM was notified about the decision late Tuesday. "Our staff will be in contact to discuss [the] next steps," said Lundeen, who noted that as of Wednesday the clinic remained open.

The denial came on the heels of HIV-positive adult film performer, Derrick Burts’ blast of AIM yesterday calling for mandatory condom use.

No details were available concerning the state’s decision.

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