African American AIDS Task Force
Services to People with HIV/AIDS
122 W Franklin Ave, Minnesota Council of Churches, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Distance: 1527 Miles
Provides services to people of African descent who are living with, or affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
All services are fully integrated into a continuum of HIV prevention and care designed to provide individuals with full access to all services the agency offers.
Current services include, but may not be limited to:
* HIV counseling, testing and referrals
* HIV health education/risk reduction
* Prevention education/harm reduction
* AIDS drug assistance program
* Medical Transportation assistance
* Culturally specific emotional support groups (men and women)
* Medical case management
* Mental health access
* Technical assistance and counseling services
* Eliminating health disparities initiative
Area Served by County
- Anoka County
- Carver County
- Dakota County
- Hennepin County
- Ramsey County
- Scott County
- Washington County
- African American Community
Services are free to those who qualify.
Twin Cities Metro area and surrounding counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
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, unprotected intercourse or sexual contact, sexual activity at a young age, multiple sex partners, sexually transmitted infection, and/or sex trade work are considered to be at high or increased risk and are targets for prevention counseling.
PN-8100.3000Health/Disability Related Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups whose members are people who have a disability, illness or other health condition, 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.
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, unprotected intercourse or sexual contact, sexual activity at a young age, multiple sex partners, sex with a high-risk partner, sexually transmitted infection, and/or sex trade work.
YH-6000.0250African American Community Definition
Americans of Black African descent who identify themselves as African American through a common cultural heritage and experience.
YJ-6830.0270Families/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.