April is National STD Awareness Month in Minnesota. The Campaign Planning
Kit will provide planning tip sheets and promotional materials to help
promote National STD Awareness Month.
NOTE: Complete the Planning Something for National STD Awareness Month form (PDF: 16KB/1 page) and then contact the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) once events are set up so they can listed on the MDH web site's Statewide National STD Awareness Month Calendar.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Minnesota HIV/Hepatitis 2012 Data Release Webinar, April 23, 2013
Sponsored by the STD and HIV Section, Minnesota Department of Health
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
|STD/HIV Testing Opportunities|
Men’s Health Clinic: Free HIV and Syphilis Testing – Minneapolis
Sponsored by Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
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. For more information, contact Derek B. Johnson at 612- 348-9100, or by email at: email@example.com.
Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments – St. Paul
Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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|
Links for STD Month posters, campaign materials and fact sheets:
Minnesota Department of Health
Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division
STD and HIV Section
Attention: Mr. Roy Nelson
625 Robert Street North
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-9703
Phone: (651) 201-5414, Fax: (651) 201-4000