In the decades since HIV began as a public health threat, thousands of Minnesotans have been affected by this disease either directly or because they know someone living with the virus. Education about HIV is at the heart of stopping further new infections. While HIV is a life altering diagnosis, it is also one that is preventable by taking precautions and avoiding risk factors for transmission.
The information included in this section will provide the key information needed to understand how HIV is transmitted, how to avoid it, and provide resources to help talk with others about the issue. You can also find out more about your personal risk through the HIV Risk Assessment tool or by contacting our trained community educators in the Minnesota AIDS Project AIDSLine.