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The Aliveness Project offers free HIV tests to the public because knowledge is power: the power to manage your health. For HIV+ people, knowing your status means that you can begin to manage your own HIV and protect others.

We offer free rapid HIV testing at The Aliveness Project by walk-in or appointment. Testing includes pre- and post-test counseling and you receive your results in 20 minutes.

Walk in testing is available but it is NOT guaranteed you will be seen right away. If you want to be sure you will be seen promptly or are coming with a group please call in advance and schedule an appointment. Testing hours are Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 4:30 pm and Friday: 10 am – 3:30 pm.

We provide an incentive if you come to get tested at The Aliveness Project and if you refer anybody who is at high risk of HIV infection to come and get tested.

Care Linkage

If you are newly diagnosed as HIV+, Aliveness’ Care Linkage team is here to help you get set up with an HIV doctor, a case manager and give you any other referrals you may need. We are also here to help you identify and overcome barriers to medical care, such as lack of insurance.

Newly Diagnosed? See our Newly Diagnosed Resources.

New HIV Diagnosis Resources

At The Aliveness Project, we understand how difficult and confusing it can be when you are newly diagnosed. We would like to offer you encouragement and welcome you to come and join us when you feel ready.

Our Peer Program and Outreach staff are here to help you get set up with an HIV doctor, case manager and give you any other referrals you may need. We are also here to help you identify and overcome barriers to medical care.

Please call or text Tom Bichanga at 612-839-2414, Angelikah Overton at 612-886-5708 or Hanna Dorn at 612-886-5703. You may also reach us in the office at 612-822-7946 or by email. To find our email addresses just click on our names.

The Peer Program and Outreach Program provide an array of other services as well, including HIV education and HIV testing. You can find more information here.

Resources and Information for Newly Diagnosed

After You’ve Tested Positive (English):
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

After You’ve Tested Positive Spanish:
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

AIDSLine: Calls answered Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm
612–373–2437 (Metro)
800–248–2437 (Toll Free)

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Newly Diagnosed Resources

At The Aliveness Project, we understand how difficult and confusing it can be when you are newly diagnosed. We would like to offer you encouragement and welcome you to come and join us when you feel ready.

Our Peer Program and Outreach staff are here to help you get set up with an HIV doctor, case manager and give you any other referrals you may need. We are also here to help you identify and overcome barriers to medical care.

Please call or text Tom Bichanga at 612-839-2414, Angelikah Overton at 612-886-5708 or Hanna Dorn at 612-886-5703. You may also reach us in the office at 612-822-7946 or by email. To find our email addresses just click on our names.

The Peer Program and Outreach Program provide an array of other services as well, including HIV education and HIV testing. You can find more information here.

Resources and Information for Newly Diagnosed

After You’ve Tested Positive (English):
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

After You’ve Tested Positive Spanish:
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

AIDSLine: Calls answered Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm
612–373–2437 (Metro)
800–248–2437 (Toll Free)

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Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota.

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