National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Calendar of MN Events- Minnesota Dept. of Health

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Calendar of Events

updated 03/7/2016

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) formby fax to 651-201-4000.

On this page:
HIV Testing
HIV Related Trainings
National Resources

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The Aliveness Project NWGHAAD HIV Testing Day Event

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

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 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10 at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409. For more information contact Tom Bichanga, 612-822-7946 ext. 214, by email to, or visit The Aliveness Project.

Empowerment Tea Event

Sponsored by the Minnesota African/African American HIV/AIDS Women’s Initiative
Friday, April 1, 2016 (12 – 2 p.m.)
Westminster Church
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Download flyer for Empowerment Tea Event (PDF)

The Minnesota African/African American HIV/AIDS Women’s Initiative will host their annual Women’s Tea event, “Empowerment Tea,” in commemoration of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 1 at the Westminster Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. For more information contact Sandy Johnson, Minnesota Department of Health, 651-201-4019, or by email to

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 offers walk-in testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C (if you’re symptom-free) and pregnancy testing services. If you’re not symptom-free, Family Tree Clinic also offers same-day or next-day appointments to see a provider so you get treated quickly. For more information call 651-645-0478 or 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 at:

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 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.

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.

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: Also, CDC has HIV testing resources and campaign materials for consumers and health providers.


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 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 HIV/STD/Hepatitis Training Opportunities.


Links for NWGHAAD posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:

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