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Hallmark Health System
(781) 306-6264
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Infectious Disease Unit 170 Governors Ave.
Medford, MA
Services
Adult Education,Day Care for Children/Seniors/pets,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Seniors,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Hospital

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Cambridge Health Alliance
(617) 284-7000
Broadway Health Center 300 Broadway, 1st floor
Somerville, MA
Services
Adult Education,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Nutrition,Other,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Clinic

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Cambridge Cares About AIDS(CCAA)
(617) 661-3040
17 Sellers St.
Cambridge, MA
Services
AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Other
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Cambridge Health Alliance
(617) 665-1606
Zinberg Clinic 1493 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA
Services
Acupuncture,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Massage,Mental Health Assistance,Other
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Clinic

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Massachusetts General Hospital
(617) 884-8300
Chelsea HealthCare Center 151 Everett Ave.
Chelsea, MA
Services
Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Seniors,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Hospital

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Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
(800) 258-4448
Plan: A Planned Parenthood Express Center 260 Elm St, Davis Square Plaza
Somerville, MA
Services
Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Insurance Assistance,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Referral Services,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
Clinic

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Cambridge Health Alliance
(617) 591-4500
Somerville Hospital 230 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA
Services
Acupuncture,Adult Education,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Hepatitis C Education,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Referral Services,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Hospital

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Windsor Street Health Clinic
(617) 665-3600
Cambridge Health Alliance 119 Windsor St
Cambridge, MA
Services
Adult Education,Dental,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Food Bank/Assistance,Hepatitis C Treatment,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Clinic

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Roca, Inc.
(617) 889-5210
101 Park St.
Chelsea, MA
Services
Anti-Violence,Employment Assistance,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Peer/Group Support,Referral Services,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,
Organization Type
Community-based Organization

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Centro Latino De Chelsea
(617) 884-3238
267 Broadway
Chelsea, MA
Services
Adult Education,Employment Assistance,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Immigrant Support,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Peer/Group Support,Seniors,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,Oral testing,
Organization Type
Community-based Organization

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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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