Mahube-Otwa Family Health Client Information/Fact Sheet HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK? WHAT IS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? HIV is a virus that kills your body’s “CD4 cells.” CD4 cells (also called T-helper cells) help your body fight off infection and disease. WHAT IS AIDS (the Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome)? AIDS is a disease you Read more about HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK?[…]

Zika Virus

Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus CDC has updated interim guidelines updated in for the prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus. This guidance update includes information on how to reduce the risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus from both men and women to their sex partners


News Release February 2, 2016 Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and Read more about Syphilis[…]

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Domestic Violence

Before you consult these domestic violence websites, consider this information sheet: Internet safety for battered women [hr] Information on violence against women including resources by state Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women information, help available in Minnesota Minnesota Domestic Violence Hotline 1-866-223-1111 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 National Sexual Assault Read more about Domestic Violence[…]

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Depression can be serious. Here are some resources to help. Healthy Minnesota Website here is an online, anonymous screening for mood and anxiety disorders National Institute of Mental Health description of different types of depression, symptoms, and help