HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Consumer Education Materials

HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Consumer Education Materials Initiative

The HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis Consumer Education Materials Initiative coordinates with all programs in the AIDS Institute to support development and distribution of consumer materials related to the full portfolio of AIDS Institute activities. New York State health and human service providers and the public may request or download HIV publications free of charge. AIDS Institute staff work collaboratively with other AIDS Institute program staff, health and human service providers and consumers to develop and update materials.

Staff maintain an inventory of over one hundred and fifty consumer educational materials and distribute almost 1.5 million pieces annually. 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, older adults, faith communities, people who use drugs, and people living with HIV. 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 Consumer and Provider 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. Materials for providers are available from the clinical resource website at

For more information:


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