2013 Calendar of Events:
STD Awareness Month

Updated 4/3/2013

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9th Annual National Public Health Week Film Festival, April 1 – 5, 2013

Sponsored by the School of Public Health - University of Minnesota, College of Food, School of Nursing, Campus Club, Minnesota Public Health Association and the Minnesota Department of Health
April 1 - 5, 2013
5:00 p.m. Refreshments
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Film Showing (each day)
University of Minnesota
Mayo Memorial Auditorium
425 Delaware Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health would like to invite the public to participate in the ninth annual National Public Health Week (NPHW) Film Festival. The festival takes place this year during the week of April 1-5 and will feature a different public health theme and the screening of a related film followed by an engaging discussion about the film’s message led by experts in the field (see full week’s schedule at: http://www.sph.umn.edu/filmfest). Friday will be sexual health day.  

The film showings are free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Nichole Axtman, Event Coordinator, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, at 612-626-9303, or by email at: mart1047@umn.edu

Minnesota STD 2012 Data Release Webinar, April 11, 2013

Sponsored by the STD and HIV Section, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Thursday, April 11, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar for April 11th as MDH epidemiologists will review the 2012 STD data and provide a breakdown for each of the reportable STDs in Minnesota – chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. This presentation will be available as a webinar that can be accessed by logging onto this link: Data release presentation webinar will be conducted via WebEx.
Meeting Number: 689 223 689
Meeting Password: MNstd2012!
Audio: 1-888-742-5095 and enter conference code 3192776590

Minnesota HIV/Hepatitis 2012 Data Release Webinar, April 23, 2013

Sponsored by the STD and HIV Section, Minnesota Department of Health
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar for April 23rd as MDH epidemiologists will review and provide a breakdown of 2012 HIV and hepatitis data for Minnesota. This presentation will be available as a webinar that can be accessed by logging onto this link: Data release presentation webinar will be conducted via WebEx
Meeting Number: 683 361 666
Meeting Password: MNhiv2012!
Audio: 1-888-742-5095 and enter conference code 3192776590

STD/HIV Testing Opportunities

Men’s Health Clinic: Free HIV and Syphilis Testing  – Minneapolis

Sponsored by Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, May 9, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
525 Portland Avenue – 4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415

No charge HIV/STD/Hepatitis testing for gay men and other men who have sex with men and their partners on the second Thursday of every month from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. No appointment necessary and services provided in Spanish or English.

Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Saturdays: April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 2013. 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 at: http://www.familytreeclinic.org/.  

STD/STI Testing Opportunities

Several clinics offer STD testing throughout the year. Examples of these clinics are: 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.

To locate an STD testing clinic anywhere in the state, contact the Minnesota Family Planning & STD Hotline at 1-800-78-FACTS voice/TTY; 651-645-9360 (Metro area); or online at: http://sexualhealthmn.org/.  

For HIV testing opportunities, contact the Minnesota AIDS Project AIDSLine for clinic locations and office hours at: Metro: (612) 373-AIDS; (612) 373-2465 TTY; and Statewide: 1-800-248-AIDS; 1-888-820-2437 TTY; or online at: http://www.mnaidsproject.org/.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a STD test site locator and you can find out where to get tested for STDs online by entering your Zip Code: http://www.cdcnpin.org/stdawareness/widgets.aspx.


Addressing Hepatitis C in People with Substance Use Disorders – Minneapolis

Sponsored by the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)
Four training date options:

    • Monday, March 18, 2013 (1 – 5 p.m.)
    • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (1 – 5 p.m.)
    • Thursday, March 21, 2013 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
    At Minnesota AIDS Project
    1400 Park Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404

Designed for professionals in the chemical health field, this will enable participants to understand how Hepatitis C can impact clients. Components include: current information about Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, disease progression, and treatment options; counseling practices that support and motivate clients going through Hepatitis C screening and treatment; strategies for incorporating the needs of people with Hepatitis C into substance abuse treatment planning, relapse prevention and case management; and resources for Hepatitis C testing and medical care. The training is certified for 4 CEUs by the Board of Behavioral Health Therapy (BBHT), Minnesota Board of Social Work and Minnesota Board of Nursing. The cost is $60.00. Register by contacting communityeducation@mnaidsproject.org. Early registration is advised since space is limited.


No exhibits are scheduled at this time. Please check back as this calendar is updated frequently.

National STD Month Resources

Adding your Activities to the MDH Calendar

  • Planning an STD Month Activity?
    The Campaign Planning Kit will provide planning tip sheets and promotional materials to help promote National STD Awareness Month.
  • To have your event listed on the MDH web site's Statewide National STD Awareness Month Calendar:

Updated Thursday, 27-Mar-2014 14:15:34 CDT