National HIV Testing Day:
June 27, 2014

Minnesota Calendar of HIV Testing and Training Opportunities

National HIV Testing day occurs annually on June 27th of each year.

Download PDF version of this calendar formatted for print: National HIV Testing Day Calendar of Events (PDF: 149B/5 pages) (last updated on 06/18/2014)

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National HIV Testing Day Events


HIV Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Linkage to Care Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC), University of MN
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
at
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
920 2nd Avenue South, Suite #100
Minneapolis, MN 55402

MATEC invites you to a talk in honor of National HIV Testing Day with Derrick Butler, M.D. at 5:30 p.m., June 24th at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Minneapolis. Dr. Butler will discuss HIV Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Linkage to Care. Dr. Butler is a family medicine physician and HIV specialist. Dr. Butler received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He currently serves as associate medical director at T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers and is the director of T.H.E. Health and Wellness Center's HIV program. T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) CLINIC, INC. is located in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Butler has also lived in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked in healthcare in various parts of Africa. Register online! For more information, contact Sarah Rybicki, MATEC, 612-961-9236, or by email.

LGBT*Q Walk-in Health Services Night – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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Family Tree Clinic
1619 Dayton Avenue, #206
St. Paul, MN 55104
http://familytreeclinic.org/

June is LGBT*Q Pride Month and we’re (Family Tree Clinic) celebrating by hosting a walk-in health care night at the clinic, Snelling and Marshall, St. Paul, between 5 and 8 p.m. for some of the best sex positive health services in the Midwest. Health services will include: free rapid HIV testing, sliding-scale STI testing, free mental health services, chest/breast exams and yearly exams. No appointment necessary – first come, first served! For more information, contact the Family Tree Clinic at 651-645-0478, or by email at: info@familytreeclinic.org.

Walgreens National HIV Testing Day Initiative in Minnesota – Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul

Sponsored by Walgreens, Kaiser Family Foundation and Greater Than AIDS
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (3:00 – 7:00 p.m.);
Friday, June 27, 2014 (3:00 – 7:00 p.m.); and/or
Saturday, June 28, 2014 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
At
Four Walgreens locations:

    • 7700 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN (Testing by Crown Medical Center – Testing on June 28 only)
    • 2426 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN (Testing by African Health Action and Indigenous Peoples Task Force – Testing on June 26 and 27 only)
    • 2100 Lyndale Ave. S., Suite A, Minneapolis, MN (Testing by Minnesota AIDS Project – Testing on June 26 and 27 only)
    • 2099 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN (Testing by Face to Face and Open Cities – Testing on June 26 only)
    The MDH HIV Testing Grantees will be partnering with Walgreens, Kaiser Family Foundation and Greater Than AIDS for this year’s observance to provide free HIV testing at selected Walgreens locations for up to three consecutive days: Thursday, June 26 through Saturday, June 28, 2014 (3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday). For more information, contact Hugo Ibarra, Walgreens, 1-847-368-6684, or by email at: hugo.ibarra@walgreens.com.

Free HIV Testing and Syphilis Screening - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Red Door Services at the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, 2014
12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
at
Twin Cities Pride Festival
Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
https://www.tcpride.org/

The Red Door Services and its outreach prevention programs will be providing free HIV testing at the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park on June 28 and 29, 2014, from approximately 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. on both days at their booth. Donations will be accepted. In addition, confidential syphilis screening will be available at the event. Free information, resources and safer sex supplies will also be available. For more information, contact Mary Jo Meuleners, Hennepin County Public Health Clinic, at (612) 348-7596, or by email at: mary.jo.meuleners@co.hennepin.mn.us.

Other HIV Testing Opportunities


Confidential HIV Community Based Testing and Education – Minneapolis

Sponsored by Annex Teen Clinic
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
at
Annex R.E.A.C.H Community Office 
2404 Plymouth Avenue North 
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Free confidential HIV community-based testing available for males and females 15 years and older. Call to schedule individual testing. Education includes Sister to Sister one-on-one HIV/STD Risk Reduction Program for teen girls and women. For more information, contact Theresa Evans Ross, 763-235-1986 or by email.

Drop-in HIV Testing at MAP - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

The Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) offers in-house HIV testing at its Minneapolis location at the times and weekdays listed above. An HIV Educator will conduct a brief risk assessment, answer any questions and conduct the test. For more information, contact the MAP AIDSLine, 612-373-2437, or by email.

Drop-in HIV Testing at The Aliveness Project – Minneapolis

Sponsored by The Aliveness Project
Monday through Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
at
The Aliveness Project
730 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

The Aliveness Project offers in-house HIV testing at the times and weekdays listed above.  For more information, contact The Aliveness Project, 612-822-5433, or visit The Aliveness Project's web site.

Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at
Family Tree Clinic
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 205
St. Paul, MN 55104

Family Tree Clinic will now be open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rapid HIV testing will be available with results back in about 20 minutes.  Other services available include STI and UTI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, pap smears, annual exams, birth control and emergency contraception. Family Tree Clinic is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, confidential reproductive and sexual health care services to diverse communities. To schedule an appointment, contact the Family Tree Clinic, 651-645-0478, 651-379-5127 TTY, or visit Family Tree Clinic's web site.

Ongoing HIV Testing Opportunities

Note: several clinics and organizations offer HIV testing throughout the year. Examples include: Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN), Hennepin County Public Health Clinic, Clinic 555 Sexual Health Services, West Side Community Health Services, Teenage Medical Service (TAMS), Face-to-Face Health and Counseling Service, Family Tree Clinic, University Family Physicians/North Memorial, Open Door Clinic in Mankato, etc.

Contact the Minnesota AIDS Project AIDSLine for clinic and organizational locations and office hours at: Metro - 612-373-AIDS; 612-373-2465 TTY; Statewide - 1-800-248-AIDS; 1-888-820-2437 TTY; or online.

The Minnesota Department of Health lists their publicly funded HIV testing sites and supported outreach and HIV testing projects online.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a HIV test site locator and you can find out where to get an HIV test online by entering your Zip Code: http://www.hivtest.org/. Also, CDC has launched a new campaign, HIV Screening. Standard Care, to assist physicians in making HIV testing a standard part of medical care.

African Health Action Corporation (AHA) offers HIV and hepatitis C testing, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The agency is located at: 3355 Hiawatha Avenue, #202, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Appointments preferred but will take walk-ins. For more information, contact AHA at 612-216-3886, or by email or visit AHA's web site.

Crown Medical Center offers free HIV testing for walk-ins or by appointment, five days a week, Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The clinic is located at: 1925 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403. For more information call 612-871-4354 or visit Crown Medical Center's web site.

Trainings


Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Monday, June 9, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC218
St. Paul, MN 55104

This one day workshop has been designed to improve the ability of providers in a variety of settings to support individuals in making behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.  Skills for administering risk assessments for HIV and STD testing will be learned and practiced. This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH to implement HIV testing. This course will also benefit counselors, nurses, street outreach workers and social workers in a variety of settings such as family planning/community clinics, STD clinics, HIV testing clinics, chemical dependency programs and correctional institutions. Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention.

No cost for MDH funded grantees to attend. If not an MDH grantee, the cost is $35.00. Seven (7) CEUs offered. Please register as soon as possible. To register online, visit the MDH HIV/STD/Hepatitis Training Opportunities web page. For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer via email or by calling 651-201-4033.

HIV Test Results Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC218
St. Paul, MN 55104

This one day course will benefit staff that perform HIV testing and provide results to clients. This workshop builds on the skills acquired during the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” workshop. The course will discuss the HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Guidelines and indications for routine and/or targeted testing. In addition, it will address the issues of clients who receive positive and negative HIV test results. 

This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH to implement HIV testing.  The “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” course is a prerequisite.  Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention. 

No cost for MDH funded grantees to attend. If not an MDH grantee, the cost is $35.00. Seven (7) CEUs offered. “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” course is a prerequisite. Please register as soon as possible. To register online, visit the MDH HIV/STD/Hepatitis Training Opportunities web page. For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer via email or by calling 651-201-4033.

HIV Testing Data and Bloodborne Pathogen Training (4 hour course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC218
St. Paul, MN 55104

This training provides guidance, instruction, and hands-on experience in filling out the HIV Testing System form required for agencies and providers funded by MDH to conduct HIV testing. Discussion will include information about the different testing technologies that are used in the field today.

Only grantees directly funded by CDC/MDH to do testing may take this training. There is no cost for this training, but participants must have completed the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” and “HIV Test Results” courses. Please register as soon as possible. To register online, visit the MDH HIV/STD/Hepatitis Training Opportunities web page. For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer via email or by calling 651-201-4033.

 

Exhibits

will be listed here when scheduled

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) Resources


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Updated Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 03:37PM