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Valley Health Clinic Under Fire For Releasing Patients’ Personal Information

Posted Thursday, September 19, 3680 - 4:28 pm

A San Fernando Valley-based health clinic that caters to pornography performers was under fire today for allegedly releasing patients’ personal information.

The names, birth dates and stage names of more than 12,000 current and former porn performers first appeared on Netherlands-based Pornwikileaks.com earlier this year.

The clinic in question is AIM Medical Associates P.C., where many performers are tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Gawker.com posted an article alleging the information came from AIM, formerly the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation clinic in Sherman Oaks. The article was largely based on information from porn industry blogger Mike South and a performer, according to the newspaper.

The clinic was shut down in December by Los Angeles County public health officials after state health officials denied its application to operate as a community clinic for “business-related issues,’ The Times reported.

It reopened last month under the new name.

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