STD Awareness Month: 2014 Calendar of Events, Exhibits, Trainings and STD/STI Testing Opportunities

Updated 4/23/2014

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Events

Minnesota STD 2013 Data Release Webinar Recording

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

The April 16th STD Annual Data Release Webinar recording can be accessed here:

The corresponding 2013 STD Surveillance statistics from the Minnesota Department of Health are available in both PDF and PowerPoint formats.

Minnesota HIV/Hepatitis 2013 Data Release Webinar, April 30, 2014

Sponsored by the STD, HIV and TB Section, Minnesota Department of Health
Tuesday, April 30, 2014
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar for April 30th as MDH epidemiologists will review and provide a breakdown of 2013 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
Thursday, May 9, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
at
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. For more information, contact Derek B. Johnson at 612- 348-9100, or by email at: derek.b.johnson@co.hennepin.mn.us.

Walk-in STI and Pregnancy Testing – St. Paul

Sponsored by Family Tree Clinic
Monday – Thursday and Saturday each week
During normal office hours
at
Family Tree Clinic
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 205
St. Paul, MN 55104

Family Tree Clinic will now offer STI and pregnancy testing for walk-ins during their normal office hours, Monday through Thursday and Saturday each week (Closed Fridays and Sundays). Family Tree Clinic is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, confidential reproductive and sexual health care services to diverse communities. For office hours or for more information, contact the Family Tree Clinic, (651) 645-0478, (651) 379-1458 TTY, or visit their web site. 

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.

Training

Addressing Hepatitis C in People with Substance Use Disorders – Minneapolis/Duluth

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

    • Friday, May 2, 2014 (1 – 5 p.m.), Minneapolis
    • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (1 – 5 p.m.), Minneapolis

    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 $50.00. Register by email. Early registration is advised since space is limited.

Hepatitis C Educator Training – Minneapolis/Duluth

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

    • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Minneapolis
    • Saturday, May 31, 2014 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Duluth – register for location
    • Friday, July 25, 2014 (1 – 5 p.m.), Duluth – register for location

    At
    Minnesota AIDS Project
    1400 Park Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404

This one day course prepares individuals to become community educators knowledgeable in Hepatitis C. There is an emphasis on skills-building training to gain experience in presenting this information to a variety of different audiences. Participants will receive an in-depth education on hepatitis C transmission, prevention, testing and treatment options. Participants will be given the opportunity to teach-back the information they have learned in a small group setting. Participants will also be provided with games and curriculum modules to present this information in a community setting.. The cost is $80.00. Register by email. Early registration is advised since space is limited.

Best Practices in Sexuality Education: Skills for Non-Sex Educators – St. Paul

Sponsored by Teenwise Minnesota
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
671 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114

Did you just get the memo that you'll be teaching sex ed next semester? Do you not normally teach this topic and want to get grounded in best practices? Did you know there are new national sexuality education standards? Join Teenwise staff for an interactive and dynamic workshop covering best practices in teaching about birth control and condoms, answering sensitive questions, and the latest information on STIs. The training will also help you become more comfortable teaching this material by helping you to clarify your values as a facilitator, understand what the new national sexuality education standards mean for your work, and how to teach this information to youth. Participants will leave with resources, a plan for implementation, and concrete tools to use with young people. Register today!  Questions? Contact Jill Farris via email or at 651-289-1381.

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Monday, June 9, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC218
St. Paul, MN 55104

This one day workshop has been designed to improve the ability of providers in a variety of settings to support individuals in making behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.  Skills for administering risk assessments for HIV and STD testing will be learned and practiced. This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH to implement HIV testing. This course will also benefit counselors, nurses, street outreach workers and social workers in a variety of settings such as family planning/community clinics, STD clinics, HIV testing clinics, chemical dependency programs and correctional institutions. Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention.

No cost for MDH funded grantees to attend. If not an MDH grantee, the cost is $35.00. Seven (7) CEUs offered. Please register as soon as possible. Register online. For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer, 651-201-4033, or by email.

HIV Test Results Training (1 day course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC218
St. Paul, MN 55104

This one day course will benefit staff that perform HIV testing and provide results to clients. This workshop builds on the skills acquired during the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” workshop. The course will discuss the HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Guidelines and indications for routine and/or targeted testing. In addition, it will address the issues of clients who receive positive or negative HIV test results. 

This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH to implement HIV testing.  The “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” course is a prerequisite.  Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention. 

No cost for MDH funded grantees to attend. If not an MDH grantee, the cost is $35.00. Seven (7) CEUs offered. “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” course is a prerequisite. Please register as soon as possible. Register online. For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer, 651-201-4033, or by email.

HIV Testing Data and Bloodborne Pathogen Training (4 hour course)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue, Room LTC218
St. Paul, MN 55104

This training is in two parts, part one provides guidance, instruction, and hands-on experience in filling out the HIV Testing System form required for agencies and providers funded by MDH and CDC to conduct HIV testing. Discussion will include information about the different testing technologies that are used in the field today and mandated reporting of new case diagnoses. Part two provides testing and needle exchange staff with their required annual OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens exposure control training.

Only grantees directly funded by CDC/MDH to do testing may take this training.There is no cost for this training, but participants must have completed the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” and “HIV Test Results” courses. Please register as soon as possible. Register online. For more information, contact Nancy Petschauer, 651-201-4033, or by email.

Exhibits

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.
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Updated Tuesday, 29-Apr-2014 14:20:25 CDT