Terri Warren

from Westover Heights Clinic

2330 NW Flanders, #207

Think you're pretty hot stuff, eh? Well, check out what's spreading around besides the love. Terri warns that these five STDs are currently the most popular!

• Herpes: "1 out of 4 people in the U.S. has genital herpes, and 90% don't know. There's a misconception that everyone that has herpes knows it."

• Genital Warts (HPV): "It causes external warts, but also can cause a wart infection on the cervix."

• Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU): "Any infection in a man's urethra that's not gonorrhea."

• Gonorrhea: "I just cannot believe how much gonorrhea we've seen in the past month! It's clear to me that most people are not using condoms."

• Molluscum: "It's characterized by flesh colored bumps that have a hard center of cheesy white stuff."


Eddy Lee

From Multnomah County Library, Central Branch

801 SW 10th

Now that the library's open on Mondays, too (!) there's no excuse not to stack your fat head full of book smarts. Here are some recommendations from Eddy:

Miss: Better Living Through Crime by Philippe Thirault: "A graphic novel set in Harlem in the '20s or '30s, about a pair of detectives/contract killers."

Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks: "This is about a group of characters, some of whom are already dead, trying to prevent the destruction of the earth."

Chicano Visions by Cheech Marin: "It's Latino figurative painting. I'm not really reading it so much as just looking at the pictures."

Why Do People Hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies: "This is about how the rest of the world looks at the United States."

Up In The Old Hotel and Other Stories by Joseph Mitchell: "A collection of short pieces, mostly written for The New Yorker, about New York life in the 1920s and '30s."