Services at
The Aliveness Project

Know Your Status

The Aliveness Project offers free HIV tests to the public, because knowledge is power: the power to manage your health.

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.

Incentives for being tested are available.

Testing hours are:

Monday-Thursday
10 am – 4:30 pm

Friday
10 am – 3:30 pm.

Newly Diagnosed?

If you are newly diagnosed with HIV, Aliveness’ Care Linkage team is here to help you find an HIV doctor, a case manager, and offer 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.

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 join us when you are ready.

Resources and Information for Newly Diagnosed

Link:  https://www.thebody.com/health/newly-diagnosed-hiv 

AIDSLine

Calls answered Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm

612–373–2437 (Metro)
800–248–2437 (Toll Free)

Become a Member of The Aliveness Project

People living with HIV who access services at The Aliveness Project are called members.

Anyone living with HIV is warmly welcomed to become a member of The Aliveness Project at no cost. To become a member of Aliveness:

  1. Fill out the form and provide proof you are living with HIV and living in Minnesota.
  2. Come to our community center at 3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis or call 612-824-LIFE (5433)
  3. Gain access to member benefits, resources, and community

COVID-19 Updates:

As our public spaces are closed for the time being, please email encrypted applications to zay@aliveness.org or fax applications to 612.822.9668. If you are not sure how to send an encrypted email, email zay@aliveness.org for assistance. If you need to fill out an application in-person, please call ahead at the number above before coming to our building and plan to come during our open hours which are currently 12-6pm Monday through Thursday and 12-4 on Friday. You can find more information here.

In order to process your application as quickly as we can during this time, please provide with your application or be ready to provide proof of HIV verification and proof of MN residency.  You can do this with the following:

 

  • HIV verification: MyChart, letter or note from your physician, doctor visit summaries, or our completed verification on the back of our application.
  • MN residency: a copy of your MN state ID or driver's license, utility bills with your current address, or a copy of your lease.

 

Note: we are able to fax for verification as well to clinics on your behalf, but this may take additional time with increased work in clinics.  If you need this, please provide the name of your physician and provider clinic on the last page of our application and sign the release. We can provide some support in receiving MN residency verification as well if you are not able to provide verification at this time.

 

Benefits to Aliveness Members

The following benefits are available to all members at no cost: