National HIV Testing Day/Week
June 2015

Minnesota Calendar of HIV Testing and Training Opportunities

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

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Training
Exhibits
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National HIV Testing Day Events


Free Rapid HIV Testing for National HIV Testing Day - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, June 25, 2015 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, June 26, 2015 (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
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Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

MAP is offering free, rapid HIV testing on Thursday and Friday, June 25 and 26, to raise awareness for National HIV Testing Day at their office: 1400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. No appointment necessary. For more information, contact the Bobbi Gass, MAP, 612-373-2450, or by email at:  bobbi.gass@mnaidsproject.org.

Safezone’s National HIV Testing Day Resource Fair – St. Paul

Sponsored by Safezone Drop-in Center for Homeless Youth
Thursday, June 25, 2015
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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Safezone Drop-in Center
308 East Prince Street, Suite B-51
St. Paul, MN 55106

In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Safezone will host a resource fair for their clients (ages 14 to 21 years) from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 25th, at their drop-in center: 308 Prince Street, Suite B-51, St. Paul. Interactive and fun tabling activities along with free HIV testing will be offered. For more information, contact Mariah Wilberg, HIV Prevention Specialist, Safezone, 651-224-9644, or by email at: wilbergm@face2face.org.

African Health Action and Walgreens National HIV Testing Day Initiative in St. Paul

Sponsored by African Health Action, Walgreens, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Greater Than AIDS
Thursday, June 25, 2015 (3:00 – 7:00 p.m.);
Friday, June 26, 2015 (3:00 – 7:00 p.m.); and
Saturday, June 27, 2015 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
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Walgreens
734 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


African Health Action (AHA) will be partnering with Walgreens, Kaiser Family Foundation and Greater Than AIDS for this year’s observance to provide free HIV testing at Walgreens, 734 Grand Ave., St. Paul, for three consecutive days: Thursday, June 25 through Saturday, June 27, 2015 (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 AHA at 612-284-1684, or by email at: info@africanhealthaction.org, or visit their web site at: http://www.africanhealthaction.org/.

The Aliveness Project National HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Aliveness Project
Friday, June 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

In commemoration of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 26th at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, The Aliveness Project, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or by email at: tom@aliveness.org.

NorthPoint National HIV Testing Day Event – Minneapolis

Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Friday, June 26, 2015
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

On Friday, June 26 from 12-4 p.m., NorthPoint will be offering free walk-in rapid HIV tests as part of a National HIV Testing Day event. These tests are done using an oral sample, and results are available in 20 minutes. Call 612-543-6737 for more information.

Fremont Clinic Free HIV Testing for National HIV Testing Day - Minneapolis

Sponsored by SEEN ON DA STREETS, Fremont Clinic
Friday, June 26, 2015
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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Fremont Clinic
3300 Fremont Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Fremont Clinic will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins in observance of National HIV Testing Day. Walk-ins can stop by, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 26th at the clinic, 3300 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis. For more information call 612-287-2423, or Text SEEN + MSG to 57682, or visit their web site: http://www.neighborhoodhealthsource.org/.

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

Sponsored by Red Door Services at the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Twin Cities Pride Festival
Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Hennepin County Public Health Clinic’s 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 27 and 28, 2015, at their booth. Donations will be accepted. In addition, confidential syphilis screening will be available for those determined to be at risk of infection. Free information, resources and safer sex supplies will also be available. For more information, contact Hennepin County Public Health Clinic at 612-543-5555.

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.
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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, or visit AHA's web site.

Annex Teen Clinic Confidential HIV Community Based Testing and Education – Minneapolis

Sponsored by Annex Teen Clinic
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
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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.)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:49PM