PASS

Performer Availability Screening Services

FSC Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS) provides guidelines and services for the adult production industry designed to ensure a safe and healthy work environment of performers and adult film professionals. The program includes:

  • A series of nationwide testing sites providing low cost, high-quality testing in a timely manner
  • Performers have electronic access to testing results directly from labs
  • Variety of medical providers for treatment of performers in need of medical follow-up
  • Consistent standards and guidelines for testing and treatment of adult performers
  • A secure database that ensures performer privacy and protects producer liability
  • Protocol for performer support in the event of a positive HIV test result, including funding for testing of 1st and 2nd generation partners.

The PASS program was developed by industry stakeholders, compliance experts, doctors and attorneys, to uphold performer testing protocols and industry standards for self-regulation.

FSC also operates the Performer Subsidy Fund (PSF) to help subsidize up to three industry standard compliant tests (see PASS) per month.

Health Advisories

Production Hold Lifted

All first-generation retests have now returned negative. FSC-PASS medical professionals have determined that the production hold can be lifted, and production can resume today. Based on the testing results, there was no transmission on a PASS set, and there is no...

Production Hold Extended Through Thursday Morning  

We have now received the majority of first-generation tests from the individuals who had contact — on-set or off-set  — with the reactive performer. So far, these tests have all come back negative. We are still waiting on results for several contacts who retested late...

Production Hold Update

The possibly affected performer has retested today, and we expect to have conclusive results tomorrow. In the meantime, we are working to connect the performer to health services should the test be positive. We have contacted any first-generation partners who might...

Precautionary Production Hold Called

The Free Speech Coalition is calling for a precautionary production hold after a possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer listed in the PASS database. The performer will be retested tomorrow morning, and we will know whether or not it is a false positive...

Riverside County Department of Public Health Syphilis Advisory

The Riverside County Department of Public Health has expressed concern over a rising number of syphilis cases in the Northern Coachella Valley region of the county. We encourage all performers who have visited the area to be extra vigilant about the signs...

Production Hold Lifted Immediately – Wednesday, April 17

PASS medical advisors have alerted FSC that the performer’s first-generation PASS contacts have now all returned clear. Because of the earlier-than-expected turn-around in test results, the production hold can be lifted today, rather than Thursday. The PASS database...

Production Hold Expected to Lift Thursday

PASS medical advisors have informed the FSC that they expect the results of the final first-generation PASS performers to be returned Wednesday. As those performers used both condoms and testing on shoots, we anticipate that their results will be clear as well. PASS...

FSC Production Hold Update — Monday, April 16

Over the weekend, PASS medical advisors were able to successfully reach each of the first-generation contacts who had worked with the original performer during the possible period of exposure. Those performers are in the process of retesting, and we should have full...

FSC PASS Production Hold Update — Saturday, April 14

Free Speech Coalition thanks the industry for maintaining the production hold. PASS medical advisors have not yet been able to reach all first-generation partners, and thus we can not yet lift the production hold. The performer participated in traditional shoots that...

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