World AIDS Day Calendar for 2014

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Events
Trainings
HIV Testing

Exhibits
Resources


Planning something for World AIDS Day 2014?
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

“No Tengas Miedo” World AIDS Day Event – St. Paul

Sponsored by Westside Community Health Services’ “No Tengas Miedo” Program
Monday, December 1, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at
Westside Community Health Services
153 Cesar Chavez Street
St. Paul, MN 55107
http://www.westsidechs.org/

The "No Tengas Miedo" program, West Side Community Health Services, will be hosting an event for World AIDS Day. They will be offering free and confidential HIV testing to the Latino MSM community. Gift incentives will be provided to anyone that receives an HIV test. Games and prizes available for everyone that attends. Walk-ins are welcome. No cost, reservations or appointments necessary.  For more information, contact Mario Maldonado, 651-389-2428, mvilleda@westsidechs.org, or Emilio Sauceda, 651-602-7540, exsauceda@westsidechs.org

The Aliveness Project’s World AIDS Day Open House and HIV Testing Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by The Aliveness Project
Monday, December 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55407

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 1st at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407. . In addition, a WAD Open House will be held from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. with a short program at 3:00 p.m. for the unveiling of a new donor wall. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, The Aliveness Project, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or by email at: tom@aliveness.org.

HCMC World AIDS Day Resource Fair – Minneapolis

Sponsored by Hennepin County Medical Center’s Positive Care Center and its community partners
Monday, December 1, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Downtown Campus
(2nd level Skyway between the Red and Purple Buildings)
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Directions to HCMC

In observance of World AIDS Day, Hennepin County Medical Center’s Positive Care Center with its community partners will host a World AIDS Day Resource Fair on December 1st. Several state and community-based organizations will staff exhibits about resources available to the HIV community, as well as, provide fun and “Spin to Win” prize games. The event is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Hank Jensen, HCMC, 612-873-9974, or by email at:  Hank.Jensen@hcmed.org.

World AIDS Day: Down to Zero - Rochester

Sponsored by The Dharma Center and Rochester Public Library
Monday, December 1, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at
Rochester Public Library
101 2nd Street Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904

A free public event, “World AIDS Day: Down to Zero,” will be held, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 1 at the Rochester Public Library. The event will include: a mayoral proclamation signing; presentation on the role of government in addressing HIV/AIDS; educational videos; and community displays. For more information, contact Angela Davey, The Dharma Center, 507-328-2300, or by email at: adavey68@hotmail.com.

HIP HOP for HIV – St. Paul

Sponsored by Face to Face Health and Counseling/SafeZone
Monday, December 1, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
at
Face to Face Health and Counseling/SafeZone
308 East Prince Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

SafeZone will host their “Hip Hop for HIV” World AIDS Day event on December 1st, 1 – 4 p.m., at their drop-in center for current members at SafeZone and other interested youth 14 to 21. Under the theme of, “Share Music, Not HIV,” the event will include a performance by Kaoz – a local Hip Hop artist, Spoken Word performance, open mic, gift-card drawing, Domino’s pizza and writer’s workshop. No costs - if interested, community members or other organizations that wish to attend should contact Mariah Wilberg, SafeZone, 651-224-9644, or by email at: wilbergm@face2face.org.

2014 National World AIDS Day: HIV/AIDS Stigma Discussion and Dinner – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Open Cities Health Center
Monday, December 1, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
at
Open Cities Health Center, Inc.
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 55104

Come join the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) as they host a discussion and presentation on HIV/AIDS stigma on December 1st at their office for National World AIDS Day. Duane Bandel, Minnesota AIDS Project, will engage attendees in a conversation about: HIV/AIDS stigma and misinformation; coping with stigma; and, how to make a difference with employment, loved ones, caregivers and communities. This is an open free event for everyone. A wonderful dinner will be available for those attending. To attend, please R.S.V.P. to Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.com.

Sarah Simmons Showcase World AIDS Day Observance – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota African/African American Women HIV Initiative (MAAAH) and several other community partners
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
at
Capri Theatre
2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
http://thecapritheater.org/

In observance of World AIDS Day and in memory of local AIDS advocate Sarah Simmons, on-stage performances will highlight the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on the local African and African American communities. A variety of local entertainers will provide “Edutainment” - personal performances that combine an educational message with their stage talents. Free HIV screening and refreshments will be featured throughout the event. For more information, contact Sandy Johnson, MAAAH, 651-201-4019, sandy.johnson@state.mn.us, or contact Woodrow Jefferson at 612-520-4004.

Deaf AIDS Day – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Family Tree Clinic
Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:00 – 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., Saturday, December 6th at the Family Tree Clinic, St. Paul. Highlights include an active spelling game, poetry, HIV/AIDS awareness booth, AIDS quilt and refreshments. For more information, contact Denise Anderson, Family Tree Clinic, at Danderson@familytreeclinic.org or by Videophone/Voice: 651-964-1330.

2014 National World AIDS Day: Information and HIV Testing for Walk-ins – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Open Cities Health Center
Monday – Friday, December 8 – 12, 2014
9:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m. each day
at
Open Cities Health Center, Inc.
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
http://www.ochealthcenter.com/

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Open Cities Health Center, Inc. (OCHC), will offer free HIV information, resource assistance and confidential testing for all walk-ins for a week, December 8 – 12. Walk-ins will have an opportunity to speak with engaging staff members about any questions or concerns they may have related to HIV/AIDS. OCHC staff will also provide resource assistance and patient care for persons living with HIV/AIDS including housing, case management, medication management, primary medical and/or dental care, behavioral health and other supportive services. For more information, contact Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.com.

3rd Annual World AIDS Day Ball – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project
Sunday, December 14, 2014
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
at
Gay 90s
408 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Fatha Temp and MN AIDS Project are proud to present the 3rd Annual World AIDS Day Ball, Sunday, December 14th, 10 pm-2 am at Gay 90s, 408 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401. The Ball will showcase local and out-of-town talent to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among LGBTQ communities of color. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Entrance to the Gay 90s is $5; entrance to the Ball is FREE with a confidential HIV test. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1566590723564348/.

 

HIV TESTING

African Health Action Corporation HIV and Hepatitis C Testing - Minneapolis

Sponsored by African Health Action Corporation (AHA)
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at
African Health Action
3355 Hiawatha Avenue, #202
Minneapolis, MN 55406
http://www.africanhealthaction.org/

AHA offers HIV and hepatitis C 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: africanhealthaction@yahoo.com, or visit their web site at: http://www.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
http://www.annexteenclinic.org/

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
http://www.crownmedicalcenter.org/

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 Crown Medical Center's web site.

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
http://familytreeclinic.org/

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 Clinic's web site.

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
http://www.reddoorclinic.org

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 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.

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:

HIV RELATED TRAINING

HIV Instructor Trainings – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, December 4 and Friday, December 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.mnaidsproject.org

This 2–day course prepares individuals to become community educators knowledgeable in HIV basics such as prevention, transmission, testing and HIV-related statutes and policies. Individuals will learn how to effectively communicate basic HIV messages in a sensitive, non-judgmental style using different strategies for various audiences. Participants will demonstrate their knowledge and gain public speaking skills through communication exercises. Participants will also gain tools and resources that can be used in providing HIV education in group settings. The cost of the course is $90.00.  The student rate is $65 (must show current student ID). Partial scholarships are available but limited in number. Individuals must attend both days of the training to receive certification. For more information: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.orgRegister online!

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling (1 day course)

Purpose: 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.

Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention.

Date - Time:
December 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health
The Bluffs Room

90 Plato Boulevard West, Suite 200,
St. Paul, MN 55107

Fee: 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.

Registration:
MDH funded agencies
Non-funded organizations

For questions contact Nancy Petschauer, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4033 or e-mail.

HIV Test Results (1 day course)

Purpose: 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 or 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. 

Date - Time:
December 9, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health
The Bluffs Room

90 Plato Boulevard West, Suite 200,
St. Paul, MN 55107

Fee: 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.

Registration:
MDH funded agencies
Non-funded organizations

For questions contact Nancy Petschauer, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4033 or e-mail.

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

This training is in two parts, part one provides guidance, instruction, and hands-on experience in filling out the HIV Testing System form required for agencies and providers funded by MDH and CDC to conduct HIV testing. Discussion will include information about the different testing technologies that are used in the field today and mandated reporting of new case diagnoses. Part two provides testing and needle exchange staff with their required annual OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens exposure control training.

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.

Date - Time:
December 10, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at
St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health
The Bluffs Room

90 Plato Boulevard West, Suite 200,
St. Paul, MN 55107

Fee:  There is no cost but pre-registration is required.

Registration:
MDH funded agencies

For questions contact Nancy Petschauer, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4033 or e-mail.

HIV 101 Trainings – Minneapolis
Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Monday, December 15 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.mnaidsproject.org

This 1.5 hour training is designed for individuals who are seeking an overview of HIV disease. This training is well suited for anyone interested in learning more about HIV-related topics, whether for personal or professional development. Training topics include: HIV disease progression, treatment and medications; HIV transmission, prevention and testing options; HIV and co-occurring conditions, such as mental health and chemical health; and, HIV-related laws and policies. The cost of the course is $35.00. For more information: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.org. Register online!

HIV Professional Development Course – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, December 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.mnaidsproject.org

This 1–day course is designed for individuals seeking an advanced training on HIV disease and information on how to provide competent and sensitive care for individuals living with HIV. This training is well suited for health and social service providers, professionals working in the HIV/STI/Hepatitis C fields, students pursuing degrees in social work, public health, nursing and other human service fields. This training is approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work and Minnesota Nursing Board for 7 units of continuing education. The cost of this course is $90. Individuals who have taken the HIV Instructor Training will receive a $25 discount. For more information: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.orgRegister online!

EXHIBITS

World AIDS Day Exhibit – St. Paul
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
November 25 – December 5, 2014
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
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 Monday, December 01, 2014 at 09:25AM