The Adult Industry Medical (AIM) Health Care Foundation was created by Sharon Mitchell and co-founder Dr. Steven York starting back in 1998. Now after 13 years, AIM is shutting down.
On April 20th, I got the tip that AIM would not re-open due to all their legal bills and being in debt. A week later, AIM employees Bobi Seybold and Paul had left these comments on my blog also confirming the news. Now today, Sharon Mitchell has confirmed to AVN that they have officially closed:
AIM Medical Associates’ executive director Sharon Mitchell finally confirmed to AVN after much industry speculation that the clinic has closed its doors. AIM began serving the industry in 1998.
Mitchell also acknowledged that the AIM database has been taken offline making it impossible for producers to check the status of performers’ tests.
“We are officially closed over financial hardship,” Mitchell said. “We had to close.”
Mitchell declined to make a further statement.
The database operated by AIM Medical Associates P.C. has been inaccessible to industry producers and talent since sometime Monday. A blank screen is all that resolves when one tries to access AimCheck.net.
In the meantime, most performers working in the Greater Los Angeles area are now using Talent Testing Service, which also has a wholly owned subsidiary in Miami and works with a network of draw stations located around the country.