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LA porn industry hit with reported syphilis outbreak

Condom packages are seen in this file photo.

August 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A reported syphilis outbreak among performers in the Los Angeles porn industry has prompted renewed calls for better safety measures.

A news conference was planned Monday morning by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to address a recent shutdown in Los Angeles-based porn productions due to the outbreak.

Leaders with the foundation say the incident shows self-policing and testing alone does not work. They will call for better safety regulations in the industry.