STD Awareness Month: 2015 Calendar of Events, Exhibits, Trainings and STD/STI Testing Opportunities

Updated 3/16/2015

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2015 Events

STI Testing Day, April 21, 2015 - Minneapolis

Sponsored by Community Restoring Urban Youth Sexual Health (CRUSH)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
at
Several Minneapolis locations
http://www.crushsti.com/

As part of STD Awareness Month, CRUSH is planning for an “STI Testing Day” on Tuesday, April 21st.  To date, 13 locations across the metro will offer walk-in STI testing services on the this day including NorthPoint, Family Tree Clinic, Planned Parenthood-Uptown and 6 of the Minneapolis School-Based Clinics. CRUSH is a partnership of clinics, youth-serving organizations and community members to address the increasing rates of chlamydia infections among teens and young adults in their communities. For more information, contact Amy Kodet or Nicole Elliott, CRUSH Action Team Co-chairs, 612-543-2601, amy.kodet@hennepin.us.

Testing Opportunities

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); Text ASKMN to 66746, or online.

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; Text AIDSLINE to 839863, or online.

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.

Exhibits

Exhibits to be listed here once scheduled

Training

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 their website at: http://www.mnmatec.umn.edu/.

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 their website at: http://www.mnaidsproject.org/education/.

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.

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 their website at: http://teenwisemn.org/Documents/Menu-of-Services.pdf.

 

National STD Month Resources

Links for STD Month posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:

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Updated Monday, March 23, 2015 at 03:29PM