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Clackamas County Health Department
1525 Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, OR
Services
Hepatitis C Education,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing
Organization Type
Clinic

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Axiom Medical Group
(866) 297-9736
6600 SW Hampton St.
Portland, OR
Services
Hepatitis C Education,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Referral Services
Tests Offered
Confidential
Organization Type
Other

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Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette, Inc.(PPCW)
(503) 775-0861
Southeast Portland Center 3231 SE 50th
Portland, OR
Services
Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Insurance Assistance,Other,Referral Services,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes)
Organization Type
Clinic

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Axiom Medical Group
(866) 297-9736
11790 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland, OR
Services
Hepatitis C Education,Hepatitis C Prevention Education,Hepatitis C Testing,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Referral Services
Tests Offered
Confidential
Organization Type
Other

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Outside In
(503) 535-3800
1132 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR
Services
Acupuncture,Dental,Employment Assistance,Family Planning and Reproductive Services,Financial Assistance,Food Bank/Assistance,HIV Education,HIV Testing,Housing Services,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Peer/Group Support,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment,Youth
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing
Organization Type
Community-based Organization

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Fanno Creek Clinic
(503) 452-0915
2400 SW Vermont St
Portland, OR
Services
Hepatitis C Testing,Hepatitis C Treatment,HIV Case Management,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment
Organization Type
Clinic

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Multnomah County Health Department
(503) 988-5020
HIV Health Services Center 426 SW Stark, 4th Fl
Portland, OR
Services
AIDS Activism,AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment
Tests Offered
Confidential,PCR testing (testing for the virus before antibodies become detectable),Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes)
Organization Type
Government-based Organization (e.g., State,County or City)

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Portland VA Medical Center
(503) 220-8262
US Department of Veterans Affairs 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd
Portland, OR
Services
HIV Testing
Tests Offered
Confidential
Organization Type
Clinic

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Cascade AIDS Project
(503) 223-5907
208 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 800
Portland, OR
Services
AIDS Activism,AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Hotlines,Housing Services,Mental Health Assistance,Other,Peer/Group Support,Referral Services,Youth
Tests Offered
Free,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes)
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Our House of Portland
(503) 234-0175
2727 SE Alder St
Portland, OR
Services
AIDS Activism,AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment,Housing Services
Organization Type
AIDS Service 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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