National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2013: Calendar of Events

Planning something for NLAAD 2013?
Contact the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) once events are set-up so they can be listed here. Please submit your event on line or complete the "Planning Something for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day" form (PDF: 11KB/1 page) and submit it to Roy Nelson at MDH by calling 651-201-4027; fax 651-201-4040 or e-mail to roy.nelson@state.mn.us.

Two versions of the Event form are available:

Download the calendar of events (PDF: 41KB/6 pages) (last updated 9/26/2013)

On this page:
Events
HIV Testing
Trainings
Exhibits
Resources

Events


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

Sponsored by “Se Trata de Ti” (It’s About You) Educative Group, Neighborhood House
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
at
Wellstone Center – Health Access Office
179 Robie Street East, Room 123
St. Paul, MN 55107

In observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, a public event will be held offering free HIV testing, educational materials and resources, shirts, delicious snacks, and more. For those who take an HIV test, they will be eligible to participate with a raffle for a $50 gift card. For more information, call Maria Elena Escoto, (651) 789-2504, or by email at: mescoto@neighb.org, or contact Hoang Bui by email at: khbui@neighb.org.

HIV Testing


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

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 

Drop-in HIV Testing at MAP - 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.

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.
at
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: October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at
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 2013. 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
Thursdays, September 12 and October 10, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
at
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
525 Portland Avenue – 4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
http://www.reddoorclinic.org

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: derek.b.johnson@co.hennepin.mn.us.

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: http://www.mnaidsproject.org

The Minnesota Department of Health lists their publicly funded HIV testing sites and supported outreach and HIV testing projects online at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/hivtesting.html

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: http://www.hivtest.org/. Also, CDC has launched a new campaign, HIV Screening. Standard Care, to assist physicians in making HIV testing a standard part of medical care:
http://www.actagainstaids.org/provider/hssc/index.html.

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 email at: africanhealthaction@yahoo.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: http://www.crownmedicalcenter.org/.

Trainings


Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training
(1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Monday, October 21, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
American Lung Association in MN
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
http://www.lung.org/associations/states/minnesota/

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.

No cost for MDH funded grantees to attend. If not an MDH grantee, the cost is $35.00. 7 CEUs offered. Register online or contact Nancy Petschauer, (651) 201-4033, or by e-mail for more information.

HIV Test Results Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
              at
American Lung Association in MN
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
http://www.lung.org/associations/states/minnesota/

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 and 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. 

No cost for MDH funded grantees to attend. If not an MDH grantee, the cost is $35.00. 7 CEUs offered Register online or contact Nancy Petschauer, (651) 201-4033, or by e-mail for more information.

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

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at
American Lung Association in MN
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
http://www.lung.org/associations/states/minnesota/

This training provides guidance, instruction, and hands-on experience in filling out the HIV Testing System form required for agencies and providers funded by MDH to conduct HIV testing. Discussion will include information about the different testing technologies that are used in the field today.

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” and “HIV Test Results” courses are prerequisites. There is no cost but pre-registration is required. Register online or contact Nancy Petschauer, (651) 201-4033, or by e-mail for more information.

 

Exhibits

NLAAD Exhibit – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
October 9 – 15, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at
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. For more information, contact Roy Nelson, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4027, or e-mail.

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 Thursday, 26-Sep-2013 14:28:23 CDT