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Latin American Health Institute(LHI)
(508) 941-0005
142 Crescent St
Brockton, MA
Services
HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment
Organization Type
Community-based Organization

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Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
(508) 559-6699
63 Main St.
Brockton, MA
Services
Adult Education,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Food Bank/Assistance,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other
Tests Offered
Confidential,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
Clinic

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Department of Infection Control
60 Hodges Ave Gifford Bldg
Taunton, MA
Services
HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment
Organization Type
Hospital

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Massachusetts Department of Publc Health
(508) 977-3706
Gifford Building 60 Hodges Ave, 3rd Fl
Taunton, MA
Services
Adult Education,Dental,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Food Bank/Assistance,Hepatitis C Education,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Hotlines,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Prison or Prison Outreach,Referral Services,Seniors,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Government-based Organization (e.g., State,County or City)

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Quincy South Shore AIDS Cares(QSSAC)
(617) 376-2038
Quincy Medical Center 114 Whitwell St
Quincy, MA
Services
Financial Assistance,Food Bank/Assistance,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Referral Services
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,Oral testing,
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Project ACT
1 Washington Street
Taunton, MA
Services
HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Support Africa HIV AIDS Crisis(SAHAC)
(978) 746-5161
33 Dover St. Suite 113
Brockton, MA
Services
Adult Education,Employment Assistance,Food Bank/Assistance,Hepatitis C Education,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Peer/Group Support,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
Community-based Organization

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Brockton Family Planning
(508) 586-3800
111 Torrey St
Brockton, MA
Services
Adult Education,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Referral Services
Tests Offered
Confidential,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
Clinic

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Brockton Area Multi-Service Incorporated(BAMSI)
(508) 583-3405
COPE Center 81 Pleasant St
Brockton, MA
Services
Adult Education,Food Bank/Assistance,Hepatitis C Treatment,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Housing Services,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Referral Services,Seniors
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,Oral testing,
Organization Type
Community-based Organization

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Attleboro Family Planning
(508) 226-1586
150 Emory St.
Attleboro, MA
Services
Adult Education,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Referral Services
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
Clinic

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Curing Crabs

By Jennifer Cunningham
National Institute of Health .

Yes, the idea of crabs is funny. The reality, on the other hand—not so much. Safety-wise, responsible sex practices aren't any different than they were in college (i.e., cover your stump before you hump), except now there is a significantly larger pool of people with a greater wealth of sexual experience to possibly get STDs from. Though crabs don’t have quite the same cachet as the clap or inspire the same fear as HIV, they are a serious issue that needs some less than serious attention.

Since appearing on Earth 70,000 years ago, the pubic louse (not to be mistaken for its cousins the body louse and the head louse) has caused mammoth crotch itch for millions, from cavemen to college kids. Crabs get their name from the fact that under a very strong microscope, the little critters resemble crabs—a pretty terrifying thought if you think of them infesting your nether region en masse.

Generally, pubic lice like to eat at night, attaching their pinchers to hair follicles before feeding on your blood like randy little ticks. The itch from hell is what separates pubic lice from other common sexually transmitted diseases, like chlamydia or genital warts. Like your last boyfriend, “crabs” are parasites that cannot live without being attached to a live host. And these mites don’t discriminate.

So how can people protect themselves from this scourge? Not much besides abstinence, prayer, or examining a sex partner’s pubes with a magnifying glass before every session. Condoms don’t help either, according to Beth Collitt, a spokeswoman for Penn State’s University Health Services. Neither the Centers for Disease Control nor the National Institutes of Health keeps tabs on how many people are infected in the U.S., but across the pond in England, crabs are scuttling their way onto more and more college students every year. According to British newspaper reports, St. John’s College at O...

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