Living with HIV
Prevention and Harm Reduction
Rainbow Health uses a harm reduction approach to working with our clients. What this means is that we affirm individuals who may want our services but are not interested in an abstinence-only model.
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas that are aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with drug use and higher-risk sexual behavior.
Harm Reduction is also a social justice movement that respects the rights of people who use drugs and engage in higher-risk sexual behavior.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP is a new tool in the HIV prevention toolbox. We can help you determine whether PrEP is right for you, and provide FREE access to PrEP including online doctor visits, at-home labs, prescriptions, and home delivery.
Rainbow Health offers an injection drug outreach program, called Mainline, that reduces the risk of getting HIV. We provide access to unused syringes, education, and HIV prevention and care services.
Resources for Living with HIV
Rainbow Health offers peer support groups for people living with HIV.
Rainbow Health provides free PrEP and operates our own Syringe Exchange.
Rainbow Health provides housing, transportation, financial, insurance, and legal assistance.
Rainbow Health provides medical case management and mental health care coordination.
Learn About HIV
At Rainbow Health, our goal is to educate all Minnesotans about HIV and reduce the stigma associated with an HIV diagnosis. Everyone can and should take steps to know their status, to help stop the spread of HIV, and to eliminate HIV stigma.
COVID-19 and Living with HIV
As community contractors with the Minnesota Department of Health, we have worked closely at the state level to support LGBTQ+ folks and those living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our fully staffed, COVID-specific hotline can be reached at 612-254-0116.