- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Portland will keep its India Street Health Clinic open after weeks of debate between city leaders and residents.

The Portland City Council has voted to pass a budget with amendments that keep the clinic open. Some services will move out of the clinic, which provides screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

The council initially proposed to close the clinic and move all of its services to Portland Community Health Center. That plan led to rallies and marches opposing the move.

WGME-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1NxpLUo ) the city’s budget moves treatment for HIV positive patients.

Anonymous testing for sexually transmitted diseases and the needle exchange program will remain at India Street.


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