HIV/AIDS Basics, Brochures, Posters, Tools and Videos
HIV Brochures and Printed Materials
- STD Facts: HIV/AIDS
MDH overview of HIV/AIDS: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment. (Download PDF versions below, formatted for print)
This brochure provides the basics about prevention, transmission, and testing for HIV. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
- Facts on AIDS
- A Law Enforcement Guide
This brochure is for law enforcement personnel and reviews the basics about HIV transmission and provides infection control procedures to avoid exposure to HIV. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
- For Women - Facts
on AIDS and HIV Infection
Specifically for women, this brochure reviews the basics about the prevention, transmission, testing, pregnancy and treatment for HIV. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
- For Persons
Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted - Information You Should Know About
For those who may have been sexually assaulted, this brochure provides guidelines on being tested for HIV and other STDs. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
- Minnesota Pharmacy Syringe/Needle Access Initiative (PDF)
or (MS Word)
- Say No Mas to HIV and STDs
- Greatest Risk: With 17,000 STDs Last Year...
- Test Your Equipment Before You Ride
These bilingual English and Spanish posters encourage the prevention and testing of HIV and STDs.
- Videos available in the MDH Library:
Go to the MDH Library's video web page, search on HIV or AIDS
Other HIV Tools
- HIV/STD/Hepatitis Risk Assessment
Minnesota Department of Health's integrated risk assessment tool for health and social service providers.
- The Global HIV/AIDS
Epidemic: A Timeline of Key Milestones
Designed to serve as an ongoing reference tool for many of the political, scientific, cultural and community events that have occurred over the history of the epidemic.
- Programs to Prevent
and Reduce the Risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases:
Minnesota Statute § 121A.23 for STD/HIV Education in Schools
Statute requiring HIV and STD education to be provided in the classroom within Minnesota’s school districts.
Links to Other Helpful HIV Pages
- HIV Testing Sites
Listing of HIV testing sites in Minnesota.
- Testing for HIV–1/HIV–2
in Minnesota: MDH Disease Control Newsletter (PDF)
MDH overview of HIV type 1 and HIV type 2 infections and testing recommendations.
- How Do I Access Clean Syringes Without a Prescription? A List of Participating Pharmacies
- HIV/AIDS (CDC)
CDC overview of HIV and AIDS: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment.
- Oral Sex and HIV Risk Page: CDC (PDF)
CDC fact sheet regarding the risk of acquiring HIV and other STDs through oral sex.
- STD and HIV Resources
Recursos De Enfermedades
De Transmision Sexual (ETS)
STD information in Spanish is now available on CDC's web site, including translations of fact sheets, the STD hotline in Spanish, and Spanish STD links.
AIDS Project: AIDSLine
Toll-free hotline for confidential information about HIV prevention, testing locations and available services for persons affected or infected by HIV in Minnesota.
- HIV in the Workplace (CDC)
CDC's Business/Labor Responds to AIDS Programs provide information and toolkits for businesses and labor organizations to develop workplace policies on HIV/AIDS.
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