National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2014: Calendar of Minnesota Events

Planning something for NLAAD 2014?

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/7 pages) (last updated 9/17/2014)

On this page:
Events
HIV Testing
Trainings
Exhibits
Resources

Events

The Aliveness Project NLAAD HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by The Aliveness Project
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55407
http://www.aliveness.org/

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., Wednesday, October 15th 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.

HIV Testing

African Health Action Corporation HIV and Hepatitis C Testing - Minneapolis

Sponsored by African Health Action Corporation (AHA)
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at
African Health Action
3355 Hiawatha Avenue, #202
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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 612-216-3886, or by email at: africanhealthaction@yahoo.com, or visit AHA's web site.

Annex Teen Clinic 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 

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 Medical Center's web site.

Family Tree Clinic Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Saturdays: 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 2014. 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 Family Tree's web site.

Men’s Health Clinic: HIV and STD Testing  – Minneapolis

Sponsored by Hennepin County Public Health Clinic – Red Door Services
Second Thursdays, September 11 and December 11, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 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.  Open late second Thursday in September and December from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  No appointments necessary. Call the HIM Line at 612-348-9100 for questions, or visit The HIM Line on line.

Minnesota AIDS Project Drop-in HIV Testing - 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.

The Aliveness Project Drop-in HIV Testing – 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.
at
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.

  • 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.

    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

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
-- to be scheduled --
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
MinnCorr (Minnesota Department of Corrections)
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108 

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. Seven (7) CEUs offered. Please register as soon as possible. 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
-- to be scheduled --
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
MinnCorr (Minnesota Department of Corrections)
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108     

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 or 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. Seven (7) CEUs offered. “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” course is a prerequisite. Please register as soon as possible.

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
-- to be scheduled --
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at
MinnCorr (Minnesota Department of Corrections)
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

This training is in two parts, part one provides guidance, instruction, and hands-on experience in filling out the HIV Testing System form required for agencies and providers funded by MDH and CDC to conduct HIV testing. Discussion will include information about the different testing technologies that are used in the field today and mandated reporting of new case diagnoses. Part two provides testing and needle exchange staff with their required annual OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens exposure control training.

Only grantees directly funded by CDC/MDH to do testing may take this training.There is no cost for this training, but participants must have completed the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” and “HIV Test Results” courses. Please register as soon as possible. Register online or contact Nancy Petschauer, (651) 201-4033, or by e-mail for more information.

HIV 101 Training – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.mnaidsproject.org

This 1.5 hour training is designed for individuals who are seeking an overview of HIV disease. This training is well suited for anyone interested in learning more about HIV-related topics, whether for personal or professional development.

Training topics include: HIV disease progression, treatment and medications; HIV transmission, prevention and testing options; HIV and co-occurring conditions, such as mental health and chemical health; and, HIV-related laws and policies. The cost of the course is $35.00. For more information contact: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.org. Register online.

HIV Professional Development Course – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.mnaidsproject.org

This 1–day course is designed for individuals seeking an advanced training on HIV disease and information on how to provide competent and sensitive care for individuals living with HIV. This training is well suited for health and social service providers, professionals working in the HIV/STI/Hepatitis C fields, students pursuing degrees in social work, public health, nursing and other human service fields. This training is approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work and Minnesota Nursing Board for 7 units of continuing education.

The cost of this course is $90. Individuals who have taken the HIV Instructor Training will receive a $25 discount. For more information contact: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.orgRegister online.

HIV Instructor Training – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.mnaidsproject.org

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 $90.00.  The student rate is $65 (must show current student ID). Partial scholarships are available but limited in number. Individuals must attend both days of the training to receive certification. For more information contact: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.org
Register online.

Exhibits

NLAAD Exhibit – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
October 9 – 15, 2014
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 Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 02:04PM