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Tapestry Health
(413) 536-8777
Holyoke Office 15 A Main St.
Holyoke, MA
Services
Adult Education,AIDS Activism,AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Hepatitis C Education,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,Hepatitis C Treatment,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Transportation Assistance
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
Clinic

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River Valley AIDS Project
(413) 540-1214
207 Elm St
Holyoke, MA
Services
AIDS Activism,AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Cooley Dickinson Hospital(CEPA)
(413) 536-8721
Center for Education, Prevention, and Action 330 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA
Services
Adult Education,AIDS Activism,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,Oral testing,
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Tapestry Health
(413) 586-2539
Family Planning and Community Health Services 16 Center St, Suite 415
Northampton, MA
Services
Adult Education,AIDS Activism,AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,Hepatitis C Treatment,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Transportation Assistance
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
Clinic

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Baystate Health
(413) 794-8725
Brightwood Health Center 380 Plainfield St.
Springfield, MA
Services
Adult Education,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,Oral testing,
Organization Type
Clinic

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Holyoke Health Center
(413) 420-2200
230 Maple St.
Holyoke, MA
Services
Dental,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Referral Services,Seniors,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Clinic

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Providence Hospital Brightside
1221 Main St Suite 100
Holyoke, MA
Services
Anti-Violence,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Peer/Group Support,Youth
Organization Type
Hospital

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Providence Behavioral Health Hospital
(413) 536-5111
1233 Main St.
Holyoke, MA
Services
HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,
Organization Type
Clinic

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AIDS Care Hampshire County
(413) 586-8288
Cooley Dickinson Hospital 30 Locust St.
Northampton, MA
Services
AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts(PPLM)
(800) 258-4448
Western Massachusetts Health Center 3550 Main St, suite 201
Springfield, 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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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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