National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS: Calendar of Events

Planning something for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? Contact the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) once events are set-up so they can be listed on the MDH website. Please submit your event by submitting the "Planning Something for NWGAAD" (PDF: 11KB/1 page) form to Roy Nelson at MDH by calling (651) 201-4027, Fax: (651) 201-4000 or e-mail.

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Events
HIV Testing
Trainings
Exhibits

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Events

“If I Can Help Somebody” National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS Event- Minneapolis

Sponsored by Carol Fitzgerald Foundation, Community Fitness Today, Closet of Grace, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the Macedonia Baptist Church

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Starting at 10:45 a.m.
at
Macedonia Baptist Church
3801 1st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

In observance of the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, a special service will be held to commemorate the observance at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Minneapolis starting at 10:45 a.m. morning service, Sunday, March 1st. A dinner and HIV presentation will follow immediately after the service featuring Grammy Award winning and national recording artist, Ann Nesby. This event is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact S. Marie Graham, Community Fitness Today, 612-237-9495, or by email, communityfitness@hotmail.com.

The Aliveness Project NWGHAAD HIV Testing Day Event - Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Aliveness Project
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                at
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

In commemoration of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS awareness Day (NWGHAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10th 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 Testing – West St. Paul

Sponsored by African Health Action Corporation (AHA)
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at
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: info@africanhealthaction.org, 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
http://www.crownmedicalcenter.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. For more information call 612-871-4354, or visit Crown'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.

MAN Clinic – Minneapolis

Sponsored by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Thursdays: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
at
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
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
http://www.reddoorclinic.org

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 Program 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 The Aliveness Project's 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.

The Minnesota Department of Health lists their publicly funded HIV testing sites and supported outreach and HIV testing projects online.

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 HIV testing resources and campaign materials for consumers and health providers.

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 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 training 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 website at:
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/training/index.html.

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 Teenwise's website.

 

NATIONAL NWGHAAD RESOURCES

Links for NWGHAAD posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:


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Updated Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 08:50AM