Positive Link

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Positive Link is a program of the Minnesota AIDS Project that provides education and support for gay and bisexual men who are living with HIV. Every month, we host social and educational events to bring members of our community together. We also help people living with HIV to get connected to local resources, programs, and clinics. We want to bring you the most current and scientifically accurate information about living with HIV and other aspects of sexual health. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for years, Positive Link has something to offer you:

Client Support Meetings: We can meet with you one on one to help you learn about safe sex and risk reduction. All meetings are confidential. We can also help you get connected to services and make referrals.

Disclosure Dialogues Workshops: Do you struggle with when and how to disclose your HIV status? We run a series of fun and interactive workshops that can help you build your problem solving and coping skills around HIV disclosure.

Educational Support Groups: Gay and bisexual men living with HIV get together to learn more about a range of topics such as:

  • Intimacy and relationships
  • Stigma and HIV disclosure
  • HIV treatment
  • Finding social support
  • Mental health management
  • Safer sex/risk reduction

Facebook Group: Positive Link has a secret Facebook group that has over 250 members. The group is a resource for informing clients of upcoming events and for staff to share HIV and other health related information. It’s also a place where clients can find social support. The group allows clients to maintain a degree of anonymity since only group members have access to postings and events.

Educational Workshops for Clients and Staff: Positive Link staff and volunteers plan and coordinate free dinners at local restaurants where experts present about HIV related issues.

Social Activities: Positive Link staff and or volunteers promote and host social activities such as cookouts, movie nights, ice skating, bowling, and visits to the Macy’s flower show.

If you are interested in getting involved with Positive Link, call the AIDSLine at 612-373-2437; email at [email protected]; or text AIDSLine to 839863.