Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN)
Outreach and Education
Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) Office
300 E Saint Germain St, Ste 220, St. Cloud, MN, 56304-2500
Offers outreach and education for people living with or at risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and the general population
* Health education and risk reduction
- Educate people with HIV about risks of transmission
- Help those at risk of infection to change their behavior
- Promote access to HIV testing and awareness of one's HIV status
* Prevention and education
- Educate public about prevention
- Distribute condoms and safe sex materials
- Outreach at high-risk sites such as homeless shelters or bars
- Speakers are available to give presentations to organizations
* The syringe program, commonly known as "The Exchange," provides sterile injection supplies to Injection Drug User (IDU)s in Northeastern Minnesota.
State of Minnesota (outside the 7-county Twin Cities Metro Area).
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LH-2700.0150AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling Definition
Programs that provide counseling services for individuals at risk for contracting or transmitting the HIV virus with the objective of supporting their ability to make behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Counseling involves a personal risk assessment, development of a personalized action plan and the decision to seek an HIV test. Individuals who have a history of injection drug use, sex with a person with HIV/AIDS, sex with a man who has sex with other men, sex with an injection drug user, a sexually transmitted disease, or exchanging money or drugs for sex are considered to be at high or increased risk and are targets for prevention counseling.
LH-5000.0600AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies Definition
Programs that distribute condoms, lubricants, dental dams, bleach kits (ammonia or bleach for cleaning needles and instruction for use) and/or other supplies that can be used to help stop the spread of AIDS, other blood borne infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases among high-risk populations. Individuals who have a history of injection drug use, sex with a person with HIV/AIDS, sex with a man who has sex with other men, sex with an injection drug user, a sexually transmitted disease, or are exchanging money or drugs for sex are considered to be at high or increased risk.
PN-8100.3000Health/Disability Related Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
TJ-6500.6300Outreach Programs Definition
Organizations that make an effort to increase the availability and utilization of community services by specific target populations by providing direct services for targeted individuals in their homes or other convenient locations or by making special efforts to ensure that a particular group is aware of available services and encouraged to participate. Included are programs that do outreach regarding their own services as well as those which encourage a target population to use a wide variety of services.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-3000.0270-700People at Risk for AIDS/HIV Definition
Individuals who are at risk of becoming infected with the HIV virus and developing AIDS because they have a history of injection drug use, sex with a person with HIV/AIDS, sex with a man who has sex with other men, sex with an injection drug user, a sexually transmitted disease, or exchanging money or drugs for sex.
YJ-6700Families/Friends of People With AIDS/HIV Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have tested positive on the HIV antibody test or have developed AIDS, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the individual.
YZ-0350AIDS/HIV Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of AIDS/HIV.