National HIV Testing Day Calendar of Events - Minnesota Dept. of Health

National HIV Testing Day/Week
June 2016

Minnesota Calendar of HIV Testing and Training Opportunities

National HIV Testing day/week occurs annually during June of each year.

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Events
Testing Opportunities
Training
Exhibits
Resources

National HIV Testing Day Events


Free Rapid HIV Testing for National HIV Testing Day - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, June 23, 2016
1 - 5 p.m.
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Free HIV Testing and Syphilis Screening at Twin Cities Pride Festival - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Red Door Services at the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2016
at
Twin Cities Pride Festival
Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Attention: Non-MDH link

Face to Face and Safezone’s National HIV Testing Day Events – St. Paul

Sponsored by Face to Face
Monday, June 27, 2016
Open throughout the day
Face to Face Clinic
1165 Arcade St.
St. Paul, MN

Sponsored by Safezone Drop-in Center for Homeless Youth
Monday, June 27, 2016
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Safezone Drop-in Center
130 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN

Attention: Non-MDH links

  • Regular open testing hours at SafeZone on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Regular open testing hours at Face to Face clinic on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.

African Health Action Community Health Fair - Brooklyn Park

Sponsored by African Health Action
Saturday, August 20, 2016
12 – 5 p.m.
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
10360 West River Rd.
Brooklyn Park, MN

Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) at HIV Testing at Pride Festivals - Greater Minnesota

Sponsored by Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN)
Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Sunday, July 17
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Peace Plaza
    15 1st St SE, Rochester, MN
  • Saturday, August 20
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Island Park
    700 2nd Ave, Fargo, ND
  • Saturday, September 3
    11 a.m. - 7 a.m.
    Bayfront Park
    350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN
  • Saturday, September 10
    12 - 5 p.m.
    Riverfront Park
    310 W. Rock St., Mankato, MN
  • Saturday, September 17
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Lake George/Eastman Park
    1109 7th St S, St Cloud, MN

Other HIV Testing Opportunities


African Health Action Corporation HIV Testing – West St. Paul

Sponsored by African Health Action Corporation (AHA)
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at
African Health Action
1074 Robert Street South
West St. Paul, MN 55118

AHA offers HIV testing every weekday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Appointments preferred but will take walk-ins. For more information, contact AHA at 612-216-3886, or by email at: info@africanhealthaction.org.

Annex Teen Clinic 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 at: Theresa@annexteenclinic.org 

Crown Medical Center Free HIV Testing - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Crown Medical Center
Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Saturdays (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
at
Crown Medical Center
1925 1st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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. For more information call 612-871-4354, or visit their web site: http://www.crownmedicalcenter.org/.

Family Tree Clinic 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. throughout 2014. 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's web site.

MAN Clinic – Minneapolis

Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
at
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Males of all ages can be seen for STD testing and general health screenings, every Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m., at NorthPoint. No appointments and no insurance needed. For more information, contact the MAN Clinic at 612-543-6737.

Men’s Health Clinic: HIV and STD Testing  – Minneapolis

Sponsored by Hennepin County Public Health Clinic – Red Door Services
December 11, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
at
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
525 Portland Avenue – 4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415

HIV and STD testing for men provided by the HIM Program.  Open late second Thursday in September and December from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  No appointments necessary. Call the HIM Line at 612-348-9100 for questions, or visit the HIM program on line.

Minnesota AIDS Project Drop-in HIV Testing - 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 at:  mapaidsline@mnaidsproject.org.

The Aliveness Project Drop-in HIV Testing – 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
3808 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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 their web site at: http://www.aliveness.org/.

  • 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. Here are the links to find HIV testing locations:
  • The Minnesota AIDS Project AIDSLine provides 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 at: http://www.mnaidsproject.org
  • 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 HIV testing resources and campaign materials for consumers and health providers: http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/.

Trainings


Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC)

Minnesota MATEC provides health care professionals involved in the field of HIV clinical care and management with up to date educational opportunities. Minnesota MATEC is located at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. For course descriptions, schedules and registration, contact MATEC at 612-626-3609, mnmatec@umn.edu, or visit MATEC's website.

Minnesota AIDS Project HIV/Hepatitis/Sex Ed Training Opportunities

The Minnesota AIDS Project offers a variety of trainings on the following topics: HIV Instructor Training; HIV Professional Development Course; HIV Institutes; HIV 101 Training; HIV and Hepatitis C Community Presentations; Hepatitis C and Substance Abuse; Hepatitis C Educator Training; Bloodborne Pathogens Education; Let’s Talk about Sex Training; LGBTQ Training; and, Continuing Legal Education. For the latest schedules and registration procedures, visit MAP's website.

Minnesota Department of Health – STD/HIV/TB Section

The MDH provides three different trainings regarding HIV counseling and testing:

  • Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training (1 day course)
    • Improve provider risk assessment and counseling skills to support their client’s behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. 
  • HIV Test Results Training (1 day course)
    • The course will discuss how to convey positive or negative HIV test results.
  • HIV Testing Data and Bloodborne Pathogen Training (4 hour course)
    • Provides guidance, instruction, and hands-on experience in filling out the HIV Testing System form and provides testing and needle exchange staff with their required annual OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens exposure control training.
  • For eligibility requirements, schedules and registration, visit the MDH HIV training website.

Teenwise Minnesota Evidence-based Teen Pregnancy, HIV and STI Prevention Programs

Teenwise Minnesota provides interactive, skills-building trainings to increase the capacity of youth-serving professionals and organizations. Teenwise Minnesota trains on a variety of evidence-based curricula. These highly interactive trainings include a copy of the curriculum, as well as accompanying materials such as student workbooks, video clips, and activity kits. The following training topics are offered: Cuidate!; Making Proud Choices; Safer Choices; Safer Sex Intervention; Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention (SHARP); and, Teen Outreach Program. For course descriptions, schedules and registration, contact Teenwise at (651)644-1447, teenwise@teenwisemn.org, or visit their website at: http://teenwisemn.org/Documents/Menu-of-Services.pdf.

Exhibits

will be listed here when scheduled

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) Resources


Links for NHTD posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:

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Updated Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:21AM