Hmong STD education videos available

A Hmong language video on the prevention and proper treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) now is available as a VHS cas-sette or CD-ROM to all health care facilities with Hmong clients. A single copy is available at no cost with additional copies available at cost, however the video may be copied for free educational distribution.

The video titled, "Sexually Transmitted Diseases: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family," was created by the University of Wisconsin Health Wausau Family Practice Center with funding from the Community Health Care Wausau Health Foundation and the Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center.

The program covers chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes I and II, human papilloma virus, hepatitis B, AIDS/HIV, with graphic illustrations used to show the effects of these infections. It also addresses the following questions:

• What is a sexually transmitted disease?

• Is there more than one sexually transmitted disease?

• Can I get more than one STD at a time?

• Can I get a STD more than once?

• How can I tell if I have a STD?

• Can all STDs be cured?

• How can I reduce my risk for getting a STD?

• Where can I get help if I think I might have a STD?

A second Hmong video on culturally relevant nutrition and health practices can be purchased for $35, which includes shipping and handling. Topics discussed on this video include reasons people may become overweight, what health problems can be associated with being overweight, as well as diet and activity tips for good health.

For more information and links to ordering forms, visit www.hmonghealth.org.