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Facts About HIV

Common questions about HIV People have many questions about HIV, and there’s no way we could answer them all on one website. If you don’t see your question answered here, our health educators are experts in HIV. Give the AIDSLine a call at 612–373–2437 (Metro) or … Read More

Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

What does U=U mean? U=U stands for Undetectable = Untransmittable. This means that if an HIV-positive person’s viral load (the amount of virus in the blood) is undetectable, it is impossible to transmit HIV to sexual partners. How do I get to undetectable? Anti-retroviral therapy can decrease the… Read More

HIV Transmission

Understanding how HIV can and cannot be transmitted is vital to preventing new infections. HIV is a rapidly changing virus but, thankfully, it is also entirely preventable. Below are some key facts to help you learn more about how HIV is transmitted and how to… Read More

Newly Diagnosed

An HIV diagnosis is a life-altering event that will require a number of changes in order to maintain your health. It is important to remember that HIV is now a manageable disease and that you can live a long, healthy life with successful treatment and support. Read More

Medically Managing HIV

Even though HIV is a serious and complex disease, there are simple things you can to manage HIV to stay strong and healthy. Our staff is here to answer any questions you have about living with HIV. Here are some tips: Stay connected to a… Read More

Finding the Right Medical Provider

Being able to discuss your sexual orientation and sexual activity with your medical provider is critical to your overall health. It’s important to find a medical provider you can confide in and who is knowledgeable about gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender health issues. There are… Read More

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. Common misconceptions… Read More

Get Condoms

Condoms are the number one safer-sex tool. We always stock a wide variety here at Rainbow Health. Using a condom correctly every time you have anal or vaginal sex is the most effective way to prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases… Read More

Tips for Healthy Queer Sex

Sex is full of risks, and some sex acts are more risky than others. We’ll show you how you can reduce your risks for contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) while enjoying a healthy sex life. Anal Sex Whether you’re topping… Read More

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