Agency News

Minnesota AIDS Walk site launches

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Join us as we walk to end HIV in Minnesota - sign up as an individual or as a team and help stop HIV in Minnesota

For 27 years, thousands of walkers have helped raise money and awareness to support Minnesota AIDS Project and the fight to stop HIV in Minnesota. When you register, you’ll get your own customizable fundraising webpage with all of the funds raised going directly towards serving those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV in Minnesota.

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Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Minnesota

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Free HIV testing and public awareness events planned.

To call attention to the devastating toll HIV/AIDS has had on black communities, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) will be observed in Minnesota on Feb. 7.

Nearly half of the total AIDS cases reported and almost half of those living with HIV in the U.S. are black, even though they represent just 14 percent of the U.S population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that 2,651 cases or about one out of three people living with HIV in the state are black.

“In Minnesota, our African-American and African-born communities face some of the highest HIV infection rates compared to other population groups. Much of this is due to their social and medical disadvantages,” said Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health. “It’s important that we make HIV prevention programming and HIV testing opportunities as economically and culturally accessible as possible to these communities.”

Health officials noted that the earlier someone at risk gets tested and gets into treatment if infected, the better their health outcomes will be and the less likely they will spread the disease to others. Local organizers hope to raise awareness about the current situation and will be offering free HIV testing opportunities.

The most effective means of stopping the spread of HIV include avoiding or delaying sexual activity, decreasing the number of sexual partners, always using latex condoms during sex, avoiding the sharing of needles or equipment to tattoo, body pierce or inject drugs, testing at least annually if sexually active, and getting into and staying in care if infected to achieve viral suppression.

Minnesota AIDS Project
10 am - 5 pm, February 7.
1400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

Pillsbury House
12 noon - 4 pm. February 7.
3501 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis

Information about HIV is available from the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) AIDSLine, 612-373-2437 (Twin Cities Metro), 1-800-248-2437 (Statewide), 1-888-820-2437 (Statewide TTY), or by email at: MAP AIDSLine offers statewide information and referral services, including prevention education, HIV risk assessments, HIV testing and referrals to HIV testing sites.

World AIDS Day Ball

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Minnesota AIDS Project and Mother Paris Legion proudly present the 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Ball.  Catering to LGBTQ communities of color a Ball is a performance art extravaganza where LGBTQ folks of all races/genders compete for glory in several runway categories that showcase local and out of town talent.  This year should be no exception drawing from last year’s resounding successful World AIDS Day Ball. Trophies, prizes and free admission with an HIV rapid test await all that attend and/or perform.

Honey, 205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

December 8, 2013, 10 pm.

18 and up

$15 admission
Free admission with Rapid HIV Test


Realness with a Twist
Vogue Femme Redemption
Female Figure

For more information, contact Christine Kerno, MAP, 612-214-0447 of go to the facebook event

30 Years of Minnesota AIDS Project Instagram Campaign

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Minnesota AIDS Project is turning 30 and we want to capture what 30 years of MAP has meant to you!

We’ve created an Instagram hashtag to showcase what has mattered the most to you these past 30 years: to get involved, just download and print one of the below signs or make your own, and use the signs 30 years of and 30 years for to highlight what or who has touched your life these last 30 years. Then take a picture of yourself upload it onto Instagram using the #30YearsOfMAP hashtag. If you don’t have Instagram, just email it to us for inclusion!

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