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HIV Content Notice

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this Website.

Policy Regarding the Inclusion of Organizations in the NPIN Organizations Database

To be included in the NPIN Organizations Database, organizations must focus their services on one or more of the disease areas of NPIN (HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, or TB) or offer specific programs targeting one or more of these diseases. View the full policy (PDF) for more information on which types of organizations and services are included.

If you have questions about NPIN’s Organizations Database policy, please contact us at

About Links to Other Sites

The CDC and NPIN are not responsible for the availability or content of external sites, nor do we endorse, warrant, or guarantee the services or information described or offered on the sites. Further, the sites you visit may contain information that may not be appropriate for all audiences. The views and information provided on these external Websites do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN.

If you have any difficulties or concerns with any linked sites, please e-mail us.

Privacy Policy

The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) respects the privacy of visitors to the NPIN Website. NPIN does not provide personal identifying information to any outside organization or any government agency.

Why is information collected?

We may collect a limited amount of information on usage of the Website for statistical purposes to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

What information is collected?

The information collected includes standard server log information, such as the domain name or IP address from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site; the pages you viewed; the type of browser and operating system you used to access our site; and, if you linked to our site from another Website, that Website's address. We collect this information on an aggregate basis only. Our Website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the site. For example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole, but pages viewed are not identified with individual users.

When inquiries are sent to us via e-mail, we store the question and the e-mail address information so that we can respond electronically.

What information is not collected?

Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our Website. We will not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

If you have additional questions about NPIN's Privacy Policy, please e-mail us.

Copyright Status Disclaimer

CDC and other government information included on the NPIN Website is in the public domain; however, you will encounter information that is owned/created by others, including copyrighted materials and other materials sponsored by private companies or non-government organizations. Those other parties retain all rights to publish or reproduce those documents or to allow others to do so. Any copyrighted materials included on this site remain the property of their respective owners/creators and should not be reproduced or otherwise used. It is not the intent of NPIN to violate or infringe upon any copyrights. If you believe we have done so, please e-mail us, and we will take care of the matter promptly.

Liability Disclaimer

NPIN does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in abstracts or documents available from the NPIN Website.

Medical Information Disclaimer

NPIN does not intend to provide specific medical advice, but we may provide Website visitors with information to better understand their health and risk factors for specific diseases. NPIN urges you to consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis and answers to your personal health questions.

Technical Requirements

If you have any difficulties or concerns with the site's display or functionality, please visit our Help page or e-mail us, and be sure to include the name and version of the browser you're using.

Photo Disclaimer

The people in the photographs that appear on this Web site are models and used for illustrative purposes only.

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