National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Calendar of Events - Minnesota Dept. of Health

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2015: Calendar of Minnesota Events

updated 10/8/2015

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Events
HIV Testing
Trainings
Exhibits
Resources
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Events

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Free HIV Testing Week – St. Paul

Sponsored by Neighborhood House
Monday - Friday, October 12 - 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: HIV testing each day for walk-ins
Evenings: HIV testing each day by appointment
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Neighborhood House
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107

In observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Neighborhood House will be offering free HIV testing for walk-ins or by appointment during the week of October 12 – 16.  Everyone tested during this week will be entered into a raffle for prizes, including an iPad and gift certificates to restaurants. For more information, call Maria Elena Escoto, (651)789-2504, or by email at: mescoto@neighb.org.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Free Rapid HIV Testing Event – St. Paul

Sponsored by La Clinica
Thursday, October 15, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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La Clinica
First Floor
153 Cesar Chavez Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

La Clinica will be hosting a free rapid HIV testing event for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at their location. Walk-ins are welcome. A display table with educational games, materials and prizes will be set-up on first floor of the clinic. No cost, reservations or appointments necessary.  For more information, contact Mario Maldonado, 651-389-2428, mmaldonado@westsidechs.org, or Emilio Sauceda, 651-602-7540, exsauceda@westsidechs.org

Central Clinic’s Free HIV Testing for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - Minneapolis

Sponsored by SEEN ON DA STREETS, Neighborhood HealthSource
Thursday, October 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Central Clinic
2301 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Central Clinic will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins in observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Walk-ins can stop by, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15th at their location, 2301 Central Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis. For more information, contact Desmond Grady, Neighborhood HealthSource, 612-287-2423, or by email at: dgrady@neighborhoodhealthsource.org.

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

Sponsored by the Open Cities Health Center
Thursday, October 15, 2015
10:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
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Open Cities Health Center, Inc.
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 55104

In commemoration of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) will offer free HIV information, resource assistance and confidential testing for all walk-ins on Thursday, October 15 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, contact Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.org.  

The Aliveness Project NLAAD HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by The Aliveness Project
Thursday, October 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55409

In commemoration of National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15th at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, The Aliveness Project, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or by email at: tom@aliveness.org.

HIV Testing

African Health Action Corporation HIV and Hepatitis C Testing - West St. Paul

Sponsored by African Health Action Corporation (AHA)
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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African Health Action
1074 Robert Street South
West St. Paul, MN 55118

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 612-284-1684, or by email 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.)
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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.)
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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 Medical Center's web site.

Family Tree Clinic Saturday 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.)
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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 our web site at: or visit Family Tree's web site.

MAN Clinic (Male Access Now) – Minneapolis

Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays (3 – 5 p.m.)
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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.)
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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 Line.

Minnesota AIDS Project Drop-in HIV Testing - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
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.)
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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.)
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The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue
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.

Year-round Testing

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 online.

Trainings

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 their website at: http://www.mnmatec.umn.edu/.

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 MAP's website.

Minnesota Department of Health – STD/HIV/TB Section

The MDH provides three different trainings regarding HIV counseling and testing. For eligibility requirements, schedules and registration, visit the MDH HIV Training website.

  • 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.

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 the Teenwise website.

Exhibits

NLAAD Exhibit – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
October 12 – 15, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Minnesota Department of Health
Freeman Office Building – Pod B First Floor Commons
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

This exhibit is open to the general public and will provide free fact sheets, posters, water bottles and other novelties in observance of NLAAD. Materials will be available in English and Spanish.

NLAAD Resources


Links for posters, campaign materials and fact sheets that may be useful for NLAAD activities:

Content Notice: This site contains HIV or STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site.

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