APHSS Adds Cutting Edge Testing to Program

Rhett Pardon

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition has added Cutting Edge Testing to its APHSS program.

The new Sherman Oaks, Calif., clinic is under the direction of infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Miao. Former AIM employees Jennifer Mooney and Bobi Seybold are working at the Cutting Edge office as medical support staff.

"Dr. Miao is a well known and well respected infectious disease specialist who will provide top-notch testing and care for our performers. Those are critical components of our APHSS program," FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said.

APHSS.org was created to fill the gap left by the closure of the AIM clinic, and to carry on health and safety protocols for adult productions. The program and availability index were developed by FSC, working with legal and medical experts, industry members and Internet technology consultants.

APHSS also uses Van Nuys, Calif.'s Primex Lab and Advanced Medical Testing Center, which has locations nationwide.

Cutting Edge provides performer testing using PCR-RT-RNA for $120 with an estimated 24-hour turnaround time.

Duke said that APHSS plans to sign on centers in other cities and states.

"We heard from performers, producers and agents that they want more choices," Duke said. "Quality of care is the first priority and there are a number of quality providers eager to work with our industry.

For performers, agents and producers the APHSS.org website includes links to testing facilities, FAQs and contact information.