"I have the option to use them, but I don't," he said.
Woods, in the health department statement, said it could take up to two years to collect data and public comment about the Nevada proposals, and she called it too early to know the outcome of the process.
The fourth-largest Tennessee city, it is the seat of Hamilton County.
Located in southeastern Tennessee in East Tennessee, on the Tennessee River, served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways, Chattanooga is a transit hub.
But for conference attendees enjoying a city synonymous with sin -- and a state home to the only legalized prostitution in the nation -- the idea of putting condoms on actors and categorizing adult entertainment production with brothels drew criticism.
Porn actors aren't prostitutes, said Diane Duke, chief executive of the Free Speech Coalition, an industry trade group that administers strict HIV testing and a database showing pass-fail results.
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Surrounded by mountains and ridges, the official nickname for Chattanooga is the Scenic City, reinforced by the city's reputation for outdoor activities.
Unofficial nicknames include River City, Chatt, Nooga, Chattown, and Gig City, referencing Chattanooga's claims that it has the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere.
Duke said the database lists 6,000 porn performers since 2011."In a brothel, you're talking about people coming in from outside," she said.
"We have performers on a closed set who go through a testing protocol."Duke said that since 2004, there have been no documented cases of HIV transmission during scenes between professional actors in the FSC database.