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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

Mary McCarthy hired as RAAN Executive Director

August 15, 2014 – This week, the Board of Directors of the Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) announced they have hired Mary McCarthy (formerly Grandy) as the organization’s Executive Director. In making the announcement, Board Chair Sally Fauchald says, “We are thrilled that Mary will be the agency’s new executive director. Her wide‐ranging experience, perspective,… Read More »

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Letter to donors

Greetings to our donors and friends across Minnesota! I want to thank you for your continued support and ask you again to make a generous gift to RAAN before year-end. As always, your contribution makes a real difference in your community and across Minnesota in the lives of people impacted by HI V/AIDS. As the… Read More »

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