National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 (NBHAAD) Calendar
Planning something for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness
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: 11KB/1 page) form to Roy Nelson at MDH by calling (651) 201-4027, Fax: (651) 201-4000 or e-mail.
MAN Clinic STD/HIV Testing for NBHAAD – Minneapolis
Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays: Jan.31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), walk-in STD and HIV testing will be available for males ages 15 to 50 years from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday starting January 31 through February 28th at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center. No appointment and no insurance necessary. For more information, contact the “To The Point Sexual Health Program” at 612-543-6737.
Free Walk-in HIV Testing Event for NBHAAD, February 7 – Minneapolis
Sponsored by Bridge Builders for Life, Broadway Family Medicine, Fremont Clinic, Minnesota AIDS Project, Minnesota Department of Health, Pillsbury House, Sabathani Community Center and Turning Point
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Fremont Clinic, 3300 Fremont Ave. N., Minneapolis (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Minnesota AIDS Project, 1400 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis (1:30 – 5 p.m.)
Pillsbury House, 3501 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th St., Minneapolis (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Turning Point, 1500 Golden Valley Rd., Minneapolis (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Confidential HIV Community Based Testing and Education – Minneapolis
Sponsored by Annex Teen Clinic
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
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.
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.
The Aliveness Project
730 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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/.
Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul
Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Saturdays: February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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 2012. 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 at: http://www.familytreeclinic.org/.
Men’s Health Clinic: Free HIV and Syphilis Testing – Minneapolis
Sponsored by Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
Thursday, February 14, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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 second 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 Derek B. Johnson at 612-348-9100, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing HIV Testing Opportunities
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 on their website. Also, CDC has launched a new campaign, HIV Screening. Standard Care, to assist physicians in making HIV testing a standard part of medical care.
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 e-mail at: email@example.com, or visit their web site at: http://www.africanhealthaction.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. The clinic is located at: 1925 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403. For more information call (612) 871-4354 or visit their web site.
Safer Sex Intervention: Training of Educators – Minneapolis
Sponsored by Teenwise Minnesota
Tuesday – Wednesday, February 12 -13, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
The Safer Sex Intervention (SSI) is an evidence based program aimed at reducing high-risk sexual behaviors, increasing condom use and preventing the recurrence of an STI among sexually active young women. SSI is implemented in one-to-one sessions between a female educator and female client. In this training, participants will examine the theoretical elements of the program as well as the research establishing its efficacy. A portion of the two days is devoted to learning and practicing Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills crucial to effective implementation. This training is a very "hands-on" experience, with plenty of opportunities to practice delivering components of the curriculum. Participants will leave with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement SSI with fidelity in their own setting.
For more information and to register, contact David Kurtzon at 651-289-1383 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living with HIV Panel Discussion – Minneapolis
Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
This training is geared toward professionals, educators, college students working with populations at-risk and living with HIV, and other interested community members. Cost is $10.00. To register, contact the MAP Community Education Coordinator at email@example.com.
NBHAAD Exhibit – St. Paul
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Monday - Thursday, February 4 – 7, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Health
First Floor by Pod-B Atrium
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
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 Roy Nelson, MDH, 651-201-4027 or email.
Links for NBHAAD posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:
- NBHAAD: http://www.nationalblackaidsday.org
- Minnesota Department of Health:
http://www.WrapTestTreat.com; and http://www.NoMasHIV.com
- Office of Minority Health Resource Center, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: http://www.omhrc.gov/hivaidsobservances/api/index.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.hivtest.org/; http://www.NineAndaHalfMinutes.org; http://www.greaterthan.org and http://hivtest.org/stronger/
- Get Yourself Tested Campaign: http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/