The Borum

Local artist Bren Bataclan has created welcoming works of art at the Borum in the form of colorful murals.

Local Artist Transforms Borum With Bright, Welcoming Murals

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Fenway Health’s Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center has long been a second home for many area youth, offering safe, non-judgmental care for young people who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. Now, thanks to a talented local artist, Borum patients will enter a care center that is more colorful, bright, and welcoming than ever before. Two new murals now adorn the waiting rooms of the Borum, both sending one powerful message: You belong here. Bren Bataclan, a South End-based artist, has been creating art professionally since 2003. Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco, Bataclan’s work combines 
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Renovated space will provide new home to the same service the community depends on.

The Borum Has Moved

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Fenway’s Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center opened for business in their new and expanded space on the second floor of 75 Kneeland Street near Chinatown this morning. Looking for us? Look for the unique entrance to 75 Kneeland Street! The new space is not far from the Borum’s previous home and is just steps from the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line station. None of the Borum’s services have changed, just the location. If you have any questions or have trouble finding the health center’s new home, call 617.457.8140. Our new location is not far from our previous home and easily 
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Learn more at move.sidneyborum.org

The Borum is on the Move: Construction Update

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The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center is moving to a new home at 75 Kneeland Street in Boston on July 1. This past week, staff from the Borum and Fenway Health toured the Borum’s new space, which is currently under construction. We hope you enjoy the photos and look forward to sharing more as the construction moves closer to completion. [nggallery id=1] The new space is not far from the Borum’s current home and is just steps from the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line station. Construction is on schedule, and we expect the Borum to open for business in its 
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Cover Your Butt with Gardasil

Young, HIV-Postive MSM: Cover Your Butt Against HPV

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that gay and bisexual men (men who have sex with other men) are about 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer than men who only have sex with women. HIV-positive males who have sex with males are at increased risk of developing anal cancer and/or genital warts compared to the general population. However, those who receive the Gardasil vaccine could be protected. The Gardasil vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in HIV-negative young men and women to prevent transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV), 
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PHOTO: Flickr.com/spentpenny

Women’s Health Team increases patient access to contraception

By | Fenway News, Women's Health | One Comment
2011 was full of ups and downs for women’s health—contraception in particular. Last year, we saw the Affordable Care Act ensure insurance coverage for vital preventive care for women, including contraception, without charge. We also saw intense political objection to this and other women’s health issues (Planned Parenthood, anyone?) which promise to lead to Supreme Court hearings that will be intensely followed by the Fenway Women’s Health Team. We hope that 2012 will bring huge victories in women’s health. To get things started here at home, Fenway is kicking the year off with increased access to contraception for our patients. 
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