Early diagnosis of HIV is critical in order to start treatment and live a long and healthy life with HIV. Everyone aged 13 -64 should be tested for HIV at least once, and if you are sexually active or share syringes or other injection equipment you should be tested yearly. All pregnant people should be tested for HIV because treatment is available that substantially reduces the risk of Perinatal (Mother-to-Child) Transmission of HIV.
HIV Testing Clinic and Outreach Sites
The following organizations are funded by the Minnesota Department of Health to offer free and confidential rapid HIV antibody testing. Please note that getting an HIV test looks different right now. Call ahead or check the HIV and AIDS Community Service Directory During COVID-19 before going in. Testing sites might:
- Have the client call before entering the building.
- Limit number of people inside the clinic.
- Ask clients to use an oral HIV test kit & leave their sample.
- Have the client get tested alone in a separate room.
- Provide an at-home oral HIV test kit by mail.
- Something else, changes vary by site.
- African American Aids Task Force (AAATF)
- Annex Teen Clinic
- Hennepin County Public Health/Red Door Clinic
- NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
- The Aliveness Project
- Turning Point, Inc.
- Youth and AIDS Projects (YAP)
- Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc.
- Rainbow Health (formerly JustUs Health)
- Minnesota Community Care (formerly West Side/ La Clinica)
- St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health/Clinic 555
- Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services in Minnesota (SAYFSM)
- Indian Health Services - Red Lake
- Lutheran Social Services (LSS)-Duluth Youth Services
- Olmstead County
- Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
- Sherburne County
- Stearns County
- Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN)
- White Earth Nation
For More Information
Minnesota Family Planning and STD Hotline
Metro Area: 612-645-9630
Rainbow Health staffed telephone line for HIV and AIDS resources in Minnesota.
Metro Area 612-373-AIDS | 612-373-2465 TTY
Statewide 1-800-248-AIDS | 1-888-820-2437 TTY
STD/HIV Partner Services Program
The MDH Partner Services Program helps people who have been diagnosed with an STD or HIV with anonymous partner notification, education, and resources.
For People Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted: Information About STDs
Information about STDs and HIV for people who have been sexually assaulted.
Page with more information about finding free or low-cost STD testing near you.