National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) Calendar of MN Events - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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

March 20, 2016 marks the ninth 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.

On This Page:
HIV Testing
HIV Related Trainings
National Resources

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Last updated 3/7/2016

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) to Roy Nelson at MDH by calling 651-201-4027 or e-mail:


The Aliveness Project NNHAAD HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Aliveness Project
Friday, March 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55409

In commemoration of National Native HIV/AIDS awareness Day (NWGHAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 18 at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409. For more information contact Tom Bichanga, 612-822-7946 ext. 214, by email.

Hear Indigenous Voices NNHAAD HIV Testing Event

Sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Monday, March 21, 2016 (1 – 6 p.m.)
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Building
1308 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF) is hosting a free National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) education and HIV testing event from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2016, at Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Urban Office, 1308 East Franklin Ave., Suite 112, Minneapolis, MN 55404. The IPTF encourages everyone, from all communities, including young people and elders, to honor this day, celebrate life, become educated, get tested, and get involved in HIV prevention at both a local and national level. Take the HIV test, fight the stigma and promote a healthy lifestyle. Door prizes, gift cards and referrals for all who get tested for HIV and qualify. For more information, contact Christina (Tina) Murphy, 612-870-1723, by email to, or visit Indigenous Peoples Task Force.

HIV Testing

African Health Action Corporation HIV Testing – West St. Paul

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

AHA offers HIV 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:, 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.)
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: 

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.)
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's web site.

Family Tree Clinic 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.)
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.

MAN Clinic (Male Access Now) – Minneapolis

Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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.

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.)
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.

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.
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 The Aliveness Project's web site.

Other HIV Testing Clinic Locations in Minnesota

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 at:

HIV Related 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,, or visit MATEC's website.

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 education website.

Minnesota Department of Health – STD/HIV/TB Section

The MDH provides three different trainings regarding HIV counseling and testing:

  • 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.
  • For eligibility requirements, schedules and registration, visit the MDH HIV training website.


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

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18, 2016 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
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 651-201-5414.

NNHAAD Resources

Links for NNHAAD posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:

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