HIV/AIDS Materials Initiative

The Office of the Medical Director's HIV/AIDS Materials Initiative coordinates an HIV educational materials development and distribution program through which new materials are produced and existing materials are updated.  New York State health and human service providers and the general public may request or download HIV/AIDS publications free of charge.  AIDS Institute staff work with HIV/AIDS service providers and consumers to develop materials.

The Materials Initiative promotes the electronic dissemination of educational materials.  Most materials for consumers and the public are available in downloadable format on the New York State Department of Health website..  Materials for providers are available at the HIV Clinical Resource website at

Staff maintain an inventory of over ninety consumer educational materials that cover a wide range of topics related to HIV prevention, care, and services. Consumer materials are offered in a variety of languages and formats, including brochures, posters, bookmarks, wallet cards, magnets, scratch-off cards, and booklets.  The materials are designed to appeal to a number of specific target audiences including: adults, women, children, adolescents, injection drug users, and people living with HIV/AIDS.  Materials are developed with considerable input from members of the intended target audiences.  As part of our focus on health and literacy, several materials target persons with low literacy

The Materials Initiative publishes and periodically updates an HIV/AIDS Consumer Educational Materials Order Form that contains descriptions and ordering information for available materials.  New and revised materials are disseminated electronically, through mailings, or at local, state, and other public health-related conferences and exhibits.  On-line ordering for consumer materials and a copy of the Consumer Educational Materials Order Form are available on the Department’s website at:

The Materials Initiative also produces and distributes a Publications Order Form for providers that lists all guidelines and other educational materials and forms that are available for providers.  You may order provider materials on-line at

For inquiries regarding HIV educational materials for consumers:


Richard Cotroneo, MA
Director, HIV Education and Training Programs
Office of the Medical Director
(518) 474-3045

To download HIV/AIDS educational materials for consumers and place an on-line order:

To download HIV educational materials for providers and place an on-line order: