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Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2014 Feb;141(2):122-9. doi: 10.1016/j.annder.2013.10.041. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

[Sexually transmitted diseases and other risks in the adult film industry].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Departments of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Skin and Allergies Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Meilahdentie 2, PO Box 160, 00029 Hus, Finlande. Electronic address:


The adult film industry nowadays represents a legal multi-billion dollar business. The main health risks of adult performers are well known. They mainly include the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, herpes and papillomavirus. However, despite regular follow-up, the frequency of STD remains significant in this high-risk population since a large part of the industry continues to reject systematic use of condoms. Besides, performers are also exposed to other physical and mental health issues often not known to the public. This article provides a comprehensive review of what is known about STD and other risks among the community of performers in the adult film industry.

Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.


Adult film industry; Chlamydiasis; Chlamydiose; Condom; Gonococcie; Gonorrhoea; HIV; Industrie du film adulte; Infection sexuellement transmissible; Pornographie; Pornography; Préservatif; Sexually transmitted disease; Urethritis; Urétrite; VIH

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