World AIDS Day Calendar for 2013

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Events
Trainings
HIV Testing

Exhibits
Resources


Planning something for World AIDS Day 2013?
Contact the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) once events are set-up so they can be listed on the MDH website's Statewide World AIDS Day Calendar. Please submit the "Planning Something for World AIDS Day" on line form to Roy Nelson at MDH, call 651-201-4027 or email.

EVENTS


Deaf AIDS Day – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Family Tree Clinic, Deaf Community Health Worker, CSD and the University of Minnesota
Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Sunday, December 1, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at
Family Tree Clinic
Education Office, 2nd Floor
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 205
St. Paul, MN 55104

To remember those who are living with or have died from AIDS, Deaf AIDS Day will take place from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1st at the Family Tree Clinic, St. Paul. Special presentations will start at 1:30 p.m. An HIV/AIDS awareness booth, AIDS quilt and refreshments will be on hand throughout the event. For more information, contact Denise Anderson, Family Tree Clinic by email or by Videophone/Voice: 651-964-1330.

Getting to Zero/Sarah Simmons Showcase – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota African/African American Women HIV Initiative (MAAAH)
Sunday, December 1, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
at
Capri Theatre
2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Download poster for the Sarah Simmons Showcase Event: (PDF: 307KB/1 page)

In observance of World AIDS Day and in memory of local AIDS advocate Sarah Simmons, on-stage performances will be held to highlight the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on the local African and African American communities. Local performing artists including rappers, dancers, singers, story tellers, and poets will express their personal stories through their performances. Free HIV screening and refreshments will be featured throughout the event. For more information, contact Sandy Johnson, MAAAH, (651) 201-4019, or email, or contact Woodrow Jefferson at 612-520-4004.

World AIDS Day HIV Testing Event – St. Paul

Sponsored by West Side Community Health Services'  “No Tengas Miedo” Program
Monday, December 2, 2013
at
La Clinica (8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon)
153 Cesar Chavez Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

and
East Side Family Clinic (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
895 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

West Side Community Health Services' "No Tengas Miedo" program will be offering free and confidential rapid HIV testing to the Latino MSM community. $10 gift cards will be provided to individuals that receive a HIV test. Walk-ins are welcome. No cost, reservations or appointments necessary.  For more information, contact West Side Community Health Services, 651-222-1816.

Names Project AIDS Quilt Show – St. Joseph

Sponsored by the Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN)
Monday, December 2 – Thursday, December 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
at
Minnesota Street Market Community Center
27 West Minnesota Street
St. Joseph, MN 56374
http://minnesotastreetmarket.com/

For World AIDS Day, the Rural AIDS Action Network will display the Names Project Quilt along with educational exhibits daily, December 2 – 12, at the MN Street Market Community Center in St. Joseph, MN. In addition, the following daily events will take place at 7:00 p.m. unless noted:

  • Dec. 2nd – Opening Night Reception/Stories from the Quilt
  • Dec. 3rd - Prevention and HIV/AIDS in Greater MN
  • Dec. 4th - Social Work Night – Discussion of HIV/AIDS case management services
  • Dec. 5th - HIV Testing Demonstration and testing discussion, Thu Danh
  • Dec. 6th – Movie Night “And the Band Played On” –Early history of epidemic in the US
  • Dec. 7th – Quilt making workshop –hands on project starting at 10 a.m. until noon
  • Dec. 8th – 2 p.m., Dr. Jon Vener, History of RAAN and HIV epidemic in Greater MN
  • Dec. 9th – Tim Heymans, State of Minnesota – HIV/AIDS prevention in Greater MN
  • Dec. 10th- Advocacy for Change and role of MN HIV planning Council
  • Dec. 11th – Church & Community Support Michael Graham MA, LPC
  • Dec. 12th - Candle Light Vigil

For more information, contact RAAN, 1-800-966-9735, or by email at: staff@raan.org.

World AIDS Day Event - Duluth

Sponsored by Planned Parenthood and the American Indian Community Housing Organization
Monday, December 2, 2013
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
at
American Indian Community Housing Organization
202 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802

In commemoration of World AIDS day, a free public event will be held by Planned Parenthood. Meet Planned Parenthood staff and learn from them during their presentation on HIV/AIDS. Food and rapid HIV tests will be provided. For more information, contact Rebekah Dunlap, Planned Parenthood, 218-343-6417, or by email.

Candlelight Memorial Service – Alexandria

Sponsored by the Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) and First Congregational Church
Thursday, December 5, 2013
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
at
First Congregational Church
221 7th Avenue West
Alexandria, MN 56308
http://www.firstcongregationaluccalex.com/

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, please join us for soup and bread in the Fellowship Hall downstairs of the First Congregational Church at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Candlelight Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Diane, RAAN, at 320-209-1181, or by email at: diane@raan.org.

National World AIDS Day Event – St. Paul

Sponsored by Open Cities Health Center and AbbVie with Virology Specialty Representative – Cherie Moehling
Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
at
Open Cities Health Center
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 55104

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, special guest speaker, Kathy A. Bennet, Baltimore, Maryland, will provide an informative presentation on HIV & Resistance. She will cover the appropriate use of HIV medications, explain how resistance to medications occur and ideas on how to reduce the risk for developing resistance. HIV/AIDS service agencies and clients are encouraged to attend. The program is free and dinner will be provided. To register, contact Pete Jackson, Open Cities Health Center, 651-251-5987, or by email.

“And the Band Played On” Film Showing – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services
Friday, December 6, 2013
12:00 Noon
at
Elmer L. Andersen Bldg.
540 Cedar St.
Room 2380
St. Paul, MN  55155

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, a free film showing of, “And the Band Plays On,” will be featured. This is a 1993 docudrama based on the best-selling book of the same name.  It shares the story of Don Francis, an HIV/AID researcher at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as he explores the growing number of unexplained deaths among gay men in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. For more information, contact HIV/AIDS Unit, MN Department of Human Services, 651-431-2414 (metro), 1-800-657-3761 (statewide) or 1-800-627-3529 (TTY).

African World AIDS Day (AWAD) 10th Anniversary Event – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the African World AIDS Day Planning Committee
Saturday, December 7, 2013
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
at
North View Junior High School
5869 69th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55429

Download the poster for the AWAD event: (PDF: 484KB/1 page)

The African World AIDS Day (AWAD) Planning Committee is hosting its historic 10th annual event in observance of World AIDS Day. African residents representing several African nations will be enjoined in a unified World AIDS Day commemoration to raise awareness about the impact HIV and AIDS has had on Africans living here and in their respective countries. Local community leaders and survivors will provide educational presentations. Speakers will include: Dr. Omobosola Akinsete, Lucie Makena and Mesfin Feyisa Robi.  Youth performance groups, exhibitors and dinner will also be a part of the observance. Youth groups will include: ANDI Youth Group, MAWA Youth Group, KA JOOG, Kenya Community Choir and recording artist, JRhyma BaBA.  

In addition, the committee will be honoring past AWAD Committee members and fallen African hero, Mama Siona Nchotu, who bravely spoke about being HIV positive to help combat the silence and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS among Africans living in Minnesota. The event is free and open to the general public and free HIV testing will be available throughout the event. For more information, contact Dennis London, Chair, AWAD Planning Committee, (952) 594-0807 (cell), or by email.

World AIDS Day Ball – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) and Mother Paris Legion
Sunday, December 8, 2013
10:00 p.m.
at
Honey
205 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
http://www.honeympls.com/

The Minnesota AIDS Project and Mother Paris Legion proudly present the 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Ball.  Catering to LGBTQ communities of color a Ball is a performance art extravaganza where LGBTQ folks of all races/genders compete for glory in several runway categories that showcase local and out of town talent.  This year should be no exception drawing from last year's resounding successful World AIDS Day Ball. Trophies, prizes and free admission with an HIV rapid test await all that attend and/or perform. For more information, contact Christine Kerno, MAP, 612-214-0447, or by email at: christine.kerno@mnaidsproject.org, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/237837813046879/.

“How to Survive a Plague” Film Showing – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services
Friday, December 13, 2013
12:00 Noon
at
Elmer L. Andersen Bldg.
540 Cedar St.
Room 2380
St. Paul, MN  55155
http://mn.gov/dhs/hiv-aids

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, a free film showing of, “How to Survive a Plague,” will be featured. This is a 2012 documentary about the early years of the AIDS epidemic and the efforts of ACT UP and TAG, including hours of archived footage from news, demonstrations, meetings and conferences taken up by ACT Up members. For more information, contact HIV/AIDS Unit, MN Department of Human Services, 651-431-2414 (metro), 1-800-657-3761 (statewide) or 1-800-627-3529 (TTY).

HIV TESTING


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
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. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
at
The Aliveness Project
730 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
http://www.aliveness.org

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/.

MAN Clinic – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the To The Point Program, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays, November 21 and December 5, 2013
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
at
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55426
http://www.northpointhealth.org/

STD/HIV testing and health & wellness checks for males of all ages are available. No appointment and no insurance needed. For more information, contact Ron Brown, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 612-558-5154.

Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Saturdays: November 23 and 30 and December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013
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 2013. 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 their web site.

Men’s Health Clinic: Free HIV/Syphilis/Hep Testing – Minneapolis

Thursday, December 12, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
at
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
525 Portland Avenue – 4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415

No charge HIV/STD/Hepatitis testing for gay men and other men who have sex with men and their partners on the first Thursday of every month from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. No appointment necessary and services provided in Spanish or English. For more information, contact Mary Jo Meuleners at 612-348-7596, or by email at: Mary.Jo.Meuleners@co.hennepin.mn.us.

Ongoing HIV Testing Opportunities - Statewide

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 at: 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 launched a new campaign, HIV Screening. Standard Care, to assist physicians in making HIV testing a standard part of medical care: http://www.cdc.gov/HIVStandardCare.

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 their 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 their web site: http://www.crownmedicalcenter.org/.

TRAINING

to be scheduled

EXHIBITS


World AIDS Day Exhibit – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
November 25 – December 5, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day
at
Minnesota Department of Health
First Floor Lobby – Pod B
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Free posters, buttons, red ribbon labels, pens and key chains will be available in observance of World AIDS Day. A statewide calendar of World AIDS Day events will also be provided. For more information, contact Roy Nelson, Minnesota Department of Health, 651-201-4027 or email.

World AIDS Day International Sponsor
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World AIDS Day International Sponsor
World AIDS Campaign
Van Diemenstraat 192
1013 CP Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 20 616 9045 (phone)
worldaidsday@worldaidscampaign.org
http://www.worldaidscampaign.info

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Updated Tuesday, 15-Apr-2014 09:04:56 CDT