HIV and PrEP Clinic - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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HIV and PrEP Clinic

Our Clinic

The Minneapolis Retroviral Treatment Center (MRTC) is an outpatient clinic located in the 3D area of the Minneapolis VA medical center. The clinic is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team that provides care for Veterans living with HIV, as well as counseling and medication to prevent HIV infection in Veterans at risk of HIV infection (pre-exposure prophylaxis; PrEP for HIV). All medical diagnoses are treated compassionately and confidentially.

How to Access Care at the MRTC Clinic

  • Request your primary care provider to place a MRTC consult, or
  • Contact the Minneapolis VA Call center at 612-467-1100, or
  • Contact the MRTC clinic directly at 612-467-4988

Clinic Services

  • Treatment of veterans living with HIV
  • Counselling and medications to prevent new HIV infection in veterans at risk of HIV infection: (pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Testing and treatment of sexually-transmitted illness
  • Helping persons living with HIV access community resources (meals, dental care, etc).
  • Psychosocial, emotional and mental health counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Referral for participation in research studies

Our Clinic Staff

Joseph Thurn, MD, MPH
MRTC Director
Tessa Kemp, Pharm.D
MRTC clinical pharmacist
Anjum Kaka, MD
MRTC/ID staff physician
Lauren Weierke, BSN, RN
MRTC Case Manager
Muthu Narayan, DO, MPH
MRTC/ID staff physician
Jennifer Radtke, LICSW, MBA
MRTC Social Worker

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Contact Info


  • MRTC Clinic
    3D, 3rd Floor
    One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Contact Number(s)

  • 612-467-1100

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.