National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) 2016

updated 2/5/2016

Planning something for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?
Contact the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) once events are set-up so they can be listed on the MDH website. Please submit your event online, by submitting the "Planning Something for NBHAAD" (PDF) by fax to 651-201-4000.

Download the calendar formatted for print: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Calendar for 2016 (PDF)

On this page:
Events

HIV Testing

Trainings

Exhibits
Resources

EVENTS

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Free HIV Testing for Walk-ins – Brooklyn Center

Sponsored by African Health Action Corporation (AHA) and the African Challenges Corporation (ACC)
Thursday and Friday, February 4 and 5, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at
West African Family & Community Services
7200 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
http://gmcc.org/wafcs
AHA and ACC will offer free HIV testing in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4 and 5, at West African Family & Community Services, Brooklyn Park. For more information, contact ACC at 612-229-7422, or by email at: info@africanchallenges.org, or visit African Challenge Corporation's web site.

The Aliveness Project NBHAAD HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Aliveness Project
Friday, February 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis Minnesota 55409

In commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS awareness Day (NBHAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 5th 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.

Fremont Clinic Free HIV Testing for NBHAAD - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Fremont Clinic
Friday, February 5, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at
Fremont Clinic
3300 Fremont Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Fremont Clinic will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Walk-ins can stop by, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 5th at the clinic, 3300 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis. For more information, contact Fred Evans, 612-588-9411, or by email at: evansf@neighborhoodhealthsource.org.

Annex R.E.A.C.H. Collaborative Free HIV Testing for NBHAAD - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Annex R.E.A.C.H. Collaborative
Friday, February 5 and Monday, February 8, 2016
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day
at
Plymouth Art Studio
2404 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Annex R.E.A.C.H. Collaborative will offer free confidential HIV testing for walk-ins in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Walk-ins can stop by, 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 5th or Monday, February 8th at the Plymouth Art Studio, 2404 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis. Light snacks will be provided. For more information, contact TraNeicia Sylvester, 763-235-1986, or by email at: traneicia@annexteenclinic.org.

Free Walk-in HIV Testing at NorthPoint Health and Wellness CenterMinneapolis

Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Friday, February 5, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
at
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins. Meet with a health educator and receive a rapid HIV test (results in 20 minutes). No appointment necessary. For more information, contact Anna Bosch, To The Point Family Planning and Sexual Health, 612-543-6737, or by email at: anna.bosch@hennepin.us.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Free HIV Testing for Walk-ins – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Open Cities Health Center
Saturday, February 6, 2016
10:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
at
Open Cities Health Center, Inc.
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 55104

In commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) will offer free HIV information, resource assistance and confidential testing for all walk-ins on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, contact Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@opencitieshealth.org.

HIV TESTING

African Health Action Corporation HIV Testing – West St. Paul

Sponsored by African Health Action Corporation (AHA)
Monday – Fridays (10 a.m. – 3 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 612-284-1684, 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
Monday – Tuesdays (1 – 7 p.m.)
Wednesdays (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Thursdays (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Fridays (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
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 Crown's web site.

Family Tree Clinic Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Mondays and Wednesdays (8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Saturdays (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
at
Family Tree Clinic
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 205
St. Paul, MN 55104

We do offer walk-in STI and pregnancy testing services. Walk-in STI testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C is provided only if you’re symptom-free. If you’re not symptom-free, it’s best to see a provider so we can get you treated quickly. We do offer same-day or next-day appointments, however. Give us a call at 651-645-0478 or visit Family Tree's web site.

MAN Clinic (Male Access Now) – Minneapolis

Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays (3 – 5 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
Mondays and Wednesdays (8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (8 a.m. – 4 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. No appointments necessary. Call the HIM Line at 612-348-9100 for questions, or visit The HIM Program online.

Minnesota AIDS Project Drop-in HIV Testing - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project
Mondays (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Tuesdays: (1 – 8 p.m.)
Wednesdays (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Thursdays (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 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 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Fridays (10 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 The Aliveness Project's web site.

 

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

HIV RELATED TRAINING

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 their website at: http://www.mnaidsproject.org/education/.

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 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 Teenwise's website.


EXHIBITS

NBHAAD Exhibit – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Monday – Friday, February 1 – 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at
Minnesota Department of Health
First Floor by Pod-B Atrium
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
http://www.health.state.mn.us/hiv

On behalf of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), fact sheets, calendar of events, posters and novelties will be available free of charge. Lobby area is open to the general public. For more information, contact 651-201-5414.


NBHAAD RESOURCES red aids support ribbon

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Institute of Health AIDSInfo

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Act Against AIDS Campaign Materials
HIV Testing Locator

Greater Than AIDS Campaign Materials

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Updated Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:20AM