National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2014 (NBHAAD) Calendar

Planning something for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2014?
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.

Download the calendar formatted for print: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Calendar for 2014 (PDF: 47KB/7 pages) updated 2/6/2014

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MATEC Event in Honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Seven Steakhouse
700 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

This year MATEC is offering a unique program in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and we'd like you to attend. The format is a conversation with Derek E Spencer, MS, CRNP who is Executive Director of the JACQUES Initiative at the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. The topic is Reflecting on and energizing our approaches to the local HIV epidemic in Minnesota to address our greatest challenges. For more information, contact Sarah Rybicki, MATEC, Register for the event on-line.

“We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For” NBHAAD Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by African American AIDS Task Force, African Assistance Program, Annex Teen Clinic, Gateway to Opportunity, Geritom Medical, Inc., Minneapolis Urban League, Minnesota Department of Health, Northpoint Health & Wellness Center, Seen on da Streets, Seward Community Co-op, The Wedge Community Co-op, Turning Point and Youth and AIDS Projects
Friday, February 7, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

On February 7th, 2014, African American leaders and organizations within the Twin Cities area will come together in unity to respond to the crisis of HIV/AIDS in the African American communities, and to officially observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Pharroh Black will emcee the event featuring singer, Kiana Marie, along with other youth performances, speakers and drummers. Resource tables, educational activities, raffles, prizes and free HIV testing will also be available. A catered lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brenda Jackson, Minneapolis Urban League, 612-302-3148, or by email at:

Minnesota AIDS Project NBHAAD Testing Day Event – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) and Pillsbury House
Friday, February 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MAP)
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Pillsbury House)
1400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Pillsbury House
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

The Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) and the Pillsbury House are teaming up to offer HIV Testing on Friday, February 7th, in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). We will be testing at the MAP offices (1400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will also be offering HIV Testing, in partnership with the Pillsbury House, at their location (3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN) from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by either MAP or the Pillsbury House on Friday, February 7th, to get your free HIV test in support of NBHAAD! For more information, contact MAP AIDSLine, 612-373-2437 (Metro), 1-800-248-2437 (Statewide Toll Free), or by email at:

The Aliveness Project NBHAAD HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Aliveness Project
Friday, February 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis Minnesota 55407

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 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 7th 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:


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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. – 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.

MAN Clinic – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the To The Point Program, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55426

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

Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Saturdays: February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2014
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.

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

Sponsored by Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
Thursday, February 13, 2014
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 Mary Jo Meuleners at 612-348-7596, or by email.

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:

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: 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:, or visit their web site at:

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.

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"Let's Talk About Sex" Training – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Tuesday, January 28, Wednesday, January 29 or Friday, January 31, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon each day
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Engaging in dialogue with clients about their sexual health can often be a difficult and uncomfortable topic to breach. Providers often worry that they don’t know the right questions to ask, or have enough information to provide accurate and up-to-date education. Clients may feel embarrassed, offended and defensive when questions about their personal, sexual behaviors are asked. Although there are many barriers that may prevent this conversation, it is a critical piece of counseling that can be beneficial to the therapeutic and medical relationship between provider and client. Addressing these issues is important for both individuals who are living with HIV and those who are unaware of their status because sexual behaviors are often closely linked to a person’s chemical health, mental health and physical health.

  • This training will provide a forum for a frank discussion about sexual behaviors that put a client at risk for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Participants will learn of various prevention techniques, strategies for harm reduction, and how to communicate this information to clients while maintaining personal and professional boundaries.
  • Participants will gain skills in providing a sexual health history and addressing client barriers during risk assessments and referrals.

This training is certified for 3 continuing education units by the MN board of Social Work and MN board of nursing. The cost is $40 per person (call for group rates). For scheduling and registration information, please contact the Community Education Coordinator via email.

HIV Instructor Training – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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 $85.00. Partial scholarships are available but limited in number. Individuals must attend both days of the training to receive certification. For more information, or  register online.

"Tell It To Me" Dinner - FREE Event for Parents! – New Brighton

Sponsored by Teenwise Minnesota
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
5:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN

Did you know that by simply sharing a facilitated meal you could make huge strides with your teen when it comes to talking about their sexual health? Parents, learn how to best talk with your teen about sexual health, relationships and other sensitive topics from other teenagers. Facilitated by Teenwise Minnesota and led by Youth Facilitators, you will gain insights on how to talk with your teen about the issues that matter to them most. Come enjoy a nice, three-course meal and stay for the conversation. This event is sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. Child supervision provided for children 3 years and up, and who are potty trained. Interpreters provided with advance notice. For more information, contact Maypahou Ly at 651-789-2412, or by email. Register online.

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NBHAAD Exhibit – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Monday - Thursday, February 4 – 7, 2014
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.

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Links for NBHAAD posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:

Updated Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 09:41AM