Is My Own
Free access to peer support, testing, and HIV prevention
Indy Outreach Navigation (ION) focuses on expanding resources and offering free testing, prevention, and peer recovery services to at-risk individuals in Central Indiana.
Through PrEP, education, harm reduction, outreach, and PrEP, we can reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and improve the health of our community.
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is an FDA-approved, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended daily prevention pill for HIV-negative people who are especially vulnerable to getting HIV. Taken daily, PrEP is up to 99% effective at preventing HIV. Many people who take PrEP report they experience peace of mind while having sex. That peace of mind brings relief from the intense fear — and stigma — of HIV that has characterized our sexual lives for far too long. PrEP users also report feeling safer in their relationships and more in control regarding their sexual health and wellness.
Damien Center offers PrEP either with in-person appointments or via telemedicine with TelePrEP.
Think Twice is a 30-minute risk reduction session that uses a short graphic novel to help explain the importance of HIV testing and safer sex practices for the Black MSM community. Complete the session and receive a $30 gift card!
We are excited to partner with the Never Alone Project to better reach those who are engaged in active substance use. Harm Reduction focuses on providing resources to reduce risk when it comes to various types of substance use.
Free HIV & STD Testing
1 in 7 people living with HIV are unaware of their status.
Our trained testing team recommends that if you have had multiple casual sex partners in the course of a few months, you should get tested every three months.
Most sexually active people should get tested every six months. People in monogamous relationships may use their own discretion, but we recommend testing once per year.
Damien Center provides free and confidential sexually transmitted diseases (STD - also known as STI or sexually transmitted infections) testing by state-certified testers at our testing centers.
Both walk-ins and appointments for individuals ages 13+ are accepted, and our friendly testing team is ready to assist you!
Our free and confidential tests include:
Our peer recovery program is designed for those who are interested in seeking treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction. Participants will be engaged with a Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach and Addictions Therapist who will help them develop the necessary tools needed to navigate the recovery process.