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Nic Lincoln Dances presents “Yes, Sir”

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015

Enjoy an evening of solos danced by Nic Lincoln benefiting Minnesota AIDS Project.

Nic Lincoln will dance solos created for him by Patrick Corbin, Carl Flink, Larry Keigwin, James Sewell, Chris Yon and Lincoln himself. The performance will also include live musical performances by Venus de Mars and Jocelyn Hagen. Lincoln is teaming up with the Minnesota AIDS Project to heighten society’s awareness for the need of universal compassion and understanding for those who have HIV. Lincoln uses his charismatic and gusty nature to produce glossy, dynamic, and distinct dances which act as vessels to help him facilitate his activism. His philosophy contributes to his unique artistic voice and pushes the boundaries of his profession by pioneering emotionally-infused art.

Who: Nic Lincoln, Dance Artist and Activist
What: An evening of solos danced by Nic Lincoln
Where: O’Shaughnessy Theater in Saint Paul
When: October 16, 2015 at 8 pm
Why: 20% of ticket sales will be donated to the MN AIDS Project.


2014 Minnesota HIV report shows increase in new cases

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

According to statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Health, 307 confirmed new cases of HIV were reported in Minnesota during 2014. The 307 new cases represent a 2 percent increase from 2014. The Minnesota AIDS Project, the leading source for HIV information and services in Minnesota, believes that this data demonstrates the importance of HIV prevention, testing and comprehensive sex education.

The report also shows that certain communities continue to be hit harder by the disease than others, especially gay and bisexual men of all races who make up 67 percent of new cases. Among the 73 new infections among women, women of color continue to be impacted most dramatically, accounting for 80 percent of new cases among women.

These statistics demonstrate that there is a great deal of work to be done to encourage all communities to know their status through testing and quickly connect to care when a positive diagnosis is received. Education, outreach and testing, combined with accessible health care, are all vital in reducing the risk of transmission.

“Three hundred seven new cases of HIV is completely unacceptable. In 2015 there is absolutely no reason to continue to see so many people infected by HIV,” said Matt Toburen, Director of Public Policy and Prevention at the Minnesota AIDS Project.

The prevention, testing, education, and connection to health care provided by the Minnesota AIDS Project are a critical piece of a community wide effort to stop HIV in all communities. “We have the tools and the knowledge to cut new infections in half but we lack the political will and funding to make it happen. Funding for HIV prevention in Minnesota is at the lowest levels since the 1990’s. We call on our political leaders to commit to making the fight against HIV a priority in Minnesota,” urged Toburen.

The Minnesota AIDS Project, along with community partners, is working toward a comprehensive statewide HIV prevention plan that is well resourced to make a difference in all communities at risk for infection

See the summary of the report

Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individual

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2015

Take a look at the incredible work Minnesota AIDS Project did toward that vision in 2014.

Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!

Give to the Max Day 2014

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014

Help Minnesota AIDS Project lead the fight to end HIV in Minnesota. Join our efforts on Give to the Max Day.

Now until Give to the Max Day on November 13, a donation of any size will be matched by our board of directors, up to $10,000.

Help us reach our goal by scheduling your gift today and sharing our posts with your networks using the hashtags #endHIV #GTMD14!

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