- How Do I Access Clean Syringes Without a Prescription? A List of Participating Pharmacies
Search for participating pharmacies by Minnesota county
- Minnesota Pharmacy
Syringe/Needle Access Initiative
This brochure provides information about the Minnesota law that allows pharmacies to sell a limited number of sterile syringes to individuals without a prescription. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
- Safe Disposal Options for Needles and Syringes: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Attention: Non-MDH Link
- North American Syringe Exchange Network
The NASEN website contains information about syringe access and other resources. A database of current needle exchange sites is available by state. Attention: Non-MDH Link
HIV and Other Conditions/Diseases
- HIV/STD/Hepatitis Risk Assessment
MDH's integrated risk assessment tool for health and social service providers.
- HIV/Hepatitis C Co-infection
MDH fact sheet about HIV and Hepatitis C co-infection and treatment.
- Pregnancy and
Link to MDH fact sheets, publications and resource links about perinatal transmission of HIV.
- TB and HIV: A Fact
Sheet for HIV Care Providers in Minnesota
MDH Fact sheet for HIV care providers on TB and HIV co-infection.
Connection between TB and HIV:
CDC's page on TB. Attention: Non-MDH Link
HIV Infection and Smallpox
- Smallpox Disease
and Immunocompromised Persons
MDH frequently asked questions and information for people with immune system problems.
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