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AIDS Consultation Service
Maine Medical Center 22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
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
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing,PCR testing (testing for the virus before antibodies become detectable),
Organization Type
Hospital

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Portland Needle Exchange
(207) 756-8077
103 India St
Portland, ME
Services
Financial Assistance,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,HIV Treatment
Organization Type
Government-based Organization (e.g., State,County or City)

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Frannie Peabody Center
(207) 774-6877
30 Danforth St
Portland, ME
Services
AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Referral Services,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment
Tests Offered
Anonymous testing (you are identified using a number, not your real name),Confidential,Free,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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University Of New England-University Health Care
(207) 283-1407
Saco Family Practice 655 Main St
Saco, ME
Services
Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Testing,Other
Tests Offered
Anonymous testing (you are identified using a number, not your real name),Confidential,
Organization Type
Clinic

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Frannie Peabody Center
(207) 774-6877
30 Danforth St
Portland, ME
Services
AIDS Advocacy and/or Policy,HIV Case Management,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Referral Services,Substance Abuse, Counseling or Treatment
Tests Offered
Anonymous testing (you are identified using a number, not your real name),Confidential,Free,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

Health 2000
(207) 221-5234
15 Monument Square Fourth Floor
Portland, ME
Services
HIV Testing
Tests Offered
Confidential,Free,Oral testing,Rapid testing (results available in 20 to 40 minutes),
Organization Type
AIDS Service Organization

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Planned Parenthood of Northern New England(PPNNE)
(207) 797-8881
Portland Health Center 970 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME
Services
Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Insurance Assistance,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Referral Services,Transportation Assistance
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing,
Organization Type
Clinic

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India Street Public Health Center
(207) 874-8446
103 India St
Portland, ME
Services
Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Testing,Other
Tests Offered
Anonymous testing (you are identified using a number, not your real name),Confidential,
Organization Type
Clinic

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AIDS Consultation Service
Maine Medical Center 22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
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
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing,PCR testing (testing for the virus before antibodies become detectable),
Organization Type
Hospital

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England(PPNNE)
(207) 797-8881
Portland Health Center 970 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME
Services
Family Planning and Reproductive Services,HIV Education,HIV Prevention Education,HIV Testing,Insurance Assistance,Mental Health Assistance,Nutrition,Other,Referral Services,Transportation Assistance
Tests Offered
Confidential,Oral testing,
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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