Youth and AIDS Projects
Information and Support - HIV Prevention
2929 4th Ave S, Ste 203, Minneapolis, MN, 55408-2465
Distance: 1041 Miles
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HIV Prevention Program aims to prevent transmission of HIV to and from 13 to 24 year-old young men who have sex with men and to improve the capacity of providers and parents to meet these young people's prevention needs.
* HIV Risk Assessment - a baseline of information for individualized education and risk-reduction counseling
* Referral Services
* Follow-up - monitors short-term change in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior, to reinforce learning, and to encourage progress
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
Gay and bisexual young men, or young men age 13 - 24 who have sex with men; any Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-positive youth age 13 - 24; and professionals / community members desiring group education and consultation about AIDS and HIV related health issues of gay and bisexual youth.
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Office hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.
Appointment time and location are flexible. Please call for an appointment.
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LF-4900.2400HIV Testing Definition
Programs that offer HIV tests which are used to identify individuals who have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and are at risk for developing AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) or which are used to measure progression of the disease in people known to be infected. The most common HIV screening test is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) which most frequently uses peripheral blood drawn from the arm or a finger as a sample, but can also be conducted using serum, oral fluids or urine. Repeatedly reactive EIA tests are confirmed using the Western blot or the immunofluorescence assay (IFA). The most common test that is used to measure disease progression is the PCR (polymeraise chain reaction) or viral load test. Many programs that provide HIV testing also provide pre-testing and post-test counseling which includes information about AIDS/HIV, reducing risks for HIV transmission, emotional support to help the individual deal with the testing process and test results, and information about and referral to other AIDS-related services.
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.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized 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.
Individuals who are age 13 to 17.
A group of symptoms (including certain infections and/or cancers) that collectively characterize the condition and are the result of a weakening of the immune system caused by infection with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
YF-3000.0270-300HIV Infections Definition
Individuals who have tested positive on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) antibody test but who have developed no symptoms of AIDS (asymptomatic HIV infections) or are beginning to develop symptoms but do not yet have full-blown AIDS (symptomatic HIV infections).
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-0500.0500At Risk Youth Definition
Youth who, because of their economic, environmental or family situation, a health problem or disability or past behavior, are considered more likely than others to be affected by or become involved in child abuse or neglect, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, gang behavior, adolescent pregnancy, truancy, unemployment and other problems which threaten their health, safety and/or personal development.
YT-2400LGBTQ Individuals Definition
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit or queer, or who are in the process of coming out or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Individuals who look to both men and women for sexual and emotional relationships.
YT-2400.2500Gay Men Definition
Men who primarily look to other men for sexual and emotional relationships.