Welcome to Rural AIDS Action Network

Rural AIDS Action Network leads rural Minnesota in the fight to stop HIV through a broad array of client services, risk reduction, advocacy and awareness. Since 1991, RAAN has served over 10,000 individuals. RAAN’s experienced staff provide programs and services to clients in 80 counties outside of the Twin Cities metro area.

RAAN envisions rural communities where persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS live dignified lives and receive appropriate and compassionate medical care, and where communities understand the realities of transmission and prevention.

Latest News

Free Narcan (naloxone) at any RAAN location

In response to the nationwide opiate epidemic, RAAN has reached out to partner with other agencies in developing our overdose prevention response.   RAAN has made naloxone/Narcan kits available statewide for those who need them. Narcan is used for opiate overdose reversal. We provide training for proper use with each kit. Narcan kits are provided at no charge, thanks to our partnership with Minnesota Department of Human Services and Valhalla Place”

Hepatitis C deaths have reached an all-time high in the U.S.

Maggie, from the RAAN Duluth office, was interviewed for this segment which aired last night on FOX 21-Duluth. Read the article and watch the interview to learn more about who is at risk (Baby Boomers are on this list) and how to get tested.



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