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HIV Publications and Products

Publications and Products

Patient Materials (Fact sheets, Posters, Videos)

Cognitive Symptoms and HIV (2018)
A fact sheet on difficulty with thinking skills for people living with HIV.
Available: PDF(305KB)
Cognitive Symptoms and HIV Fact Sheet for Patients
Drugs That Fight HIV-1: A Reference Guide for Prescription Medications
A database from the National Institutes of Medicine with patient education on each of the different kinds of antiretroviral drugs currently used to treat HIV infection (includes photos).
Available: Online
HIV pill reference guide
Ending the HIV Epidemic (2020)
This video outlines the three key steps needed to end the HIV epidemic: Test, Prevent, Treat.
Available: Online
Ending the HIV Epidemic
HIV: Just Diagnosed (2020)
This 2-sided handout answers frequently asked questions for people who have just been diagnosed with HIV.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
Understanding Your HIV Positive Test Result handout
HIV Prevention Information for Patients (2020)
A fact sheet for patients with information on reducing the risk of HIV transmission.
Available: PDF(9KB)
HIV Prevention Information for Patients
HIV Testing for Patients (2021)
This 2-sided patient fact sheet explains what HIV is, who is at risk, how HIV tests work, and what test results mean.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
Get Checked fact sheet
HIV and Hepatitis C Coinfection (2020)
A 2-page printable handout with answers to patients' frequently asked questions about coinfection with HIV and Hepatitis C.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
image of H.I.V. and hepatitis C coinfection brochure
Infectious Disease Screening and Vaccination: What You Need to Know (2019)
A 2-page overview for patients with key things to know about screening and vaccination for infectious diseases including HIV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
image of infectious disease screening and vaccination fact sheet
Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Fact Sheet for Veterans (2016)
8.5" x 11", handout.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Fact Sheet for Veterans
Living Well with HIV (2020)
A 2-sided patient brochure that discusses how to live well and take care of yourself when you have HIV.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
Living well brochure
PrEP to Prevent HIV: Women & PrEP
This 1-page factsheet provides an overview of PrEP specifically for women.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
PrEP to Prevent HIV: Women and PrEP factsheet
Which PrEP medication is best for me?
This 1-page factsheet provides information about Truvada and Descovy, the two medications used for PrEP.
Available: PDFFact Sheet
Which PrEP medication is best for me? factsheet
Protect with PrEP (2020)
PrEP is a daily medication (Truvada or Descovy) that is highly effective at preventing HIV. Learn more about PrEP in this short video.
Available: Online
Protect with PrEP
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention (2020)
Information for patients about PrEP, including fact sheets and a video series.
Available: Online

PrEP for HIV Prevention
Rapid Oral HIV Test (2017)
A 2-sided patient handout that explains basic facts about the rapid oral HIV test.
Available: PDF(315KB)
Rapid Oral HIV Test
New!Safer Injection Practices for People who Inject Drugs
A patient guide to reducing the risks of injection drug use, including HIV, hepatitis, endocarditis, and overdose.
Available: PDFBrochure
image of Safer Injection Practices for People who Inject Drugs brochure
The Healing Arts
The Healing Arts program includes photos of multimedia exhibits by patients at the San Francisco VA's Infectious Diseases Clinic.
Painting of butterfly
Tips for Common Side Effects (2020)
A list of common side effects from HIV medications and what to do about them.
Available: Online
Not available in print.
Tips for Common Side Effects
Tips for Using Condoms (2020)
Tips for buying, storing, and using condoms and dental dams.
Available: Online
Not available in print.
Tips for Using Condoms
Live HIV+ (video)
Veterans with HIV share their stories and offer helpful steps to take after getting an HIV diagnosis.
Available: Online(2 min 11 sec video )
Still shot of Veteran from HIV video
One Step Ahead (video)
Veterans and VA providers explain why it's important to make HIV testing part of routine medical care.
Available: Online(1 min 27 sec video )
Still shot of Veteran from HIV video

Provider Resources (Manuals, Factsheets, Pocketcards, Posters)

Cognitive Symptoms and HIV: Information for Providers (2018)
Fact sheet for providers on evaluating cognitive dysfunction in patients living with HIV.
Available: PDFFact Sheet (309K)
Cognitive Symptoms and HIV Provider Fact Sheet
Delivering HIV Test Results
This handout offers care providers tips about telling their patients whether they have HIV.
Available: PDF(515KB)
Delivering HIV Test Results
The HIV Care Continuum
Available: PDF(1.38 MB)
HIV Care Continuum
HIV Testing Fact Sheet for Providers (2021)
8.5" x 11", handout.
Available: PDFFact Sheet (425K)
Get Checked Provider Fact Sheet
Image Library
A collection of more than 200 images of clinical symptoms of HIV infection that can be downloaded, printed, archived, and distributed, free of charge, so long as appropriate credit is given to the original image contributors.
Available: Online
Image Library
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Overview for Providers (2020)
A printable 3-page handout for health care providers about using PrEP to prevent HIV infection
Available: PDF(322K)
Image of PrEP Overview for Providers handout
Primary Care of Veterans with HIV (2019)
A 599-page manual that offers a practical approach to the screening and treatment of comorbid conditions in Veterans with HIV.
Available: PDF(7MB)
Primary Care of Veterans with HIV
Secondary HIV Prevention (2020)
This handout offers prevention strategies for patients with HIV, with the intention of preventing transmission to individuals who are HIV negative.
Available: PDF(467KB)
Delivering HIV Test Results