Know Your Status
The Aliveness Project offers free HIV tests to the public, because knowledge is power: the power to manage your health.
At-Home HIV Testing: In response COVID-19 we have partnered with Walgreens & Greater Than AIDS to provide free At-Home HIV Self-Testing kits. We offer free pick-up or drop-off locally in the Twin Cities or mail you your HIV test kit (Minnesota Residents Only). Click Here to request your kit today.
Onsite HIV Testing: We currently offer free rapid HIV testing at The Aliveness Project. Testing involves pre- and post-test counseling, a finger stick, and instant results on the spot.
Testing counselors are certified by the Minnesota health department to administer free, confidential (or anonymous) rapid HIV tests at Aliveness and in the community. Incentives for being tested are available.
PrEP Clinic: The Aliveness Project has opened an onsite PrEP clinic where community members can receive preventative STI care. Click Here for more information on PrEP services.
HIV Testing and PrEP Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 am – 3:30 pm
We try to accommodate walk-ins, but due to Covid and limited staffing, we encourage people to call (612) 822-7946 to schedule.
Services may be available at other times by appointment.
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.
Call Aliveness at (612) 822-7946 or email [email protected] to get started!
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 apply for membership at The Aliveness Project:
- Complete our online application HERE.
- If you need assistance, please call 612.824.LIFE (5433) or email [email protected] for additional help. You may arrange a time to come in and complete our membership intake at our community center. If possible, please bring the documentation listed below.
In order to process your application as quickly as we can during this time, please be ready to provide proof of HIV verification and proof of MN residency with your application. 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 our application. We can provide some support in receiving MN residency verification as well if you are not able to provide verification at this time.
Services for Aliveness Members
The following benefits are available to all members at no cost:
Proof of Income & Eligibility Form
We ask current members of The Aliveness Project who are actively accessing services to complete a Proof of Income & Eligibility Form every six months in order to comply with requests from our funding agencies.
If you have not completed all information on our Proof of Income & Eligibility Form in the last six months, please find our new online form here.
If you are unable to complete the form online, feel free to request a form in-person at our location during our open hours.