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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 Web site.

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About Links to Other Sites
The CDC and National Prevention Information Network (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. Furthermore, the sites you visit may contain information that may not be appropriate for all audiences. The views and information provided on these external Web sites 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.

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Accessibility (Section 508)
The CDC NPIN is making every effort to ensure that the information available at this Web site is accessible to all. To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information products, please see HHS Implementation of Section 508.

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Privacy Policy
The CDC NPIN respects the privacy of visitors to the NPIN Web site. NPIN does not provide personal identifying information to any outside organization or any government agency.

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Why is information collected?
We may collect a limited amount of information on usage of the Web site 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.
We also collect mailing address information from users to fulfill online publication orders.

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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 accessed 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 Web site, that Web site's address. We collect this information on an aggregate basis only. Our Web site 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.
To fulfill online publication orders, users must submit their name and mailing address. All information submitted is considered restricted and confidential.

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What information is not collected?
Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our Web site. 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.

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Copyright Status Disclaimer
CDC and other government information included on the NPIN Web site 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.

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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 Web site.

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Medical Information Disclaimer
NPIN does not intend to provide specific medical advice, but we may provide Web site 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.

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

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Parents need knowledge, comfort, skills and confidence to talk with their children about sexuality and sexual risk reduction.

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