National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) Calendar of Events

March 20, 2014 marks the sixth annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and to encourage HIV testing and honor and reduce stigma among those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS under the theme of, “Protect our future! Protect our people! Celebrate life!”

On This Page:
Events
Trainings

Testing
Exhibits
National Resources

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Last updated 3/4/2014

Planning something for NNHAAD?
Contact the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) once events are set-up so they can be listed on the MDH website's Statewide NNHAAD Calendar. Please submit the "Planning Something for NNHAAD Day" form (PDF: 58KB/1 page) to Roy Nelson at MDH by calling (651) 201-4027 or e-mail: roy.nelson@state.mn.us.

EVENTS


“Honor Yourself, Get Tested” NNHAAD Event
- Minneapolis

Sponsored by Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at
All Nations Indian Church
1515 East 23rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

For this year’s National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) observance, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force will be offering free HIV testing for walk-ins. No appointment necessary. $10 gift cards for those who qualify. For event details, contact Barbara Bourquin, IPTF, at 612-824-7938, or by email.

The Aliveness Project NNHAAD HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Aliveness Project
Thursday, March 20, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55407
http://www.aliveness.org/

In commemoration of National Native HIV/AIDS awareness Day (NNHAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20th 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.

“Honor Yourself, Get Tested” NNHAAD Event - Duluth

Sponsored by Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF) and the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
at
AICHO
202 West 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55802

For this year’s National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) observance, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force and AICHO will be offering free HIV testing for walk-ins. No appointment necessary. $10 gift cards for those who qualify. For event details, contact Rebekah Dunlap, Planned Parenthood, at 218-343-6417, or by email.

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.

Drop-in HIV Testing - 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.
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.

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.
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.

Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Saturdays: March 15, 22 and 29, 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 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 their web site.

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

HIV Professional Development Course – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Saturday, March 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at
Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.org

HIV Instructor Training – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14, 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 $85.00. Partial scholarships are available but limited in number. Individuals must attend both days of the training to receive certification. For more information: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.orgRegister online.

HIV 101 Training – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Thursday, March 20, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.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 $30.00. For more information: communityeducation@mnaidsproject.org

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Monday, March 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
              at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC214
St. Paul, MN 55104
http://www.csp.edu/

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! For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer, 651-201-4033, or by email.

HIV Test Results Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
              at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC214
St. Paul, MN 55104
http://www.csp.edu/

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! For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer, 651-201-4033, or by email.

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

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
              at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC214
St. Paul, MN 55104
http://www.csp.edu/

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! For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer, 651-201-4033, or by email.

Safer Sex Intervention: Training of Educators – St. Paul

Sponsored by Teenwise MN
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8-9, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
at
Amherst H. Wilder Center
451 Lexington Pkwy North,
St. Paul, MN 55104
http://www.wilder.org/Pages/default.aspx

Safer Sex Intervention (SSI) is an evidence-based individualized STI intervention program aimed at sexually active young women. The program is appropriate for use in clinics or community-based organizations led by a female health educator. The intervention is administered individually in a 40-60 minute face-to-face session. The overall goals are to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors, increase condom use and prevent the recurrence of an STI among this population. Register today! Questions? Contact Jill Farris at 651-289-1381 or jill@teenwisemn.org.

EXHIBITS

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) Exhibit – St. Paul

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Monday - Thursday, March 17 – 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at
Minnesota Department of Health
First Floor by Pod-B Atrium
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538

On behalf of NNHAAD, 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, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4027 or e-mail at: roy.nelson@state.mn.us.

NATIONAL NNHAAD RESOURCES


Links for NNHAAD posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:

 

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Updated Tuesday, 04-Mar-2014 15:13:42 CST