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Through testing, outreach, and PrEP, we can reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and improve the health of our community.

Our team connects clients with the care they need and helps them overcome barriers to care – such as transportation or insurance – while our other services provide HIV resources and support.

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.

All of our services are offered completely free of charge to the community, which means we rely on public and private support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to continue to meet the needs of our community.

Founded in 1987, Damien Center is Indiana’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization (ASO) and serves more than 4,000 individuals affected and infected by HIV/AIDS through a comprehensive, innovative approach to HIV care and prevention.

Damien Center's history is rich with innovation, growth, and leadership in the fight against HIV. Established in response to the local AIDS crisis, Damien Center is now a local and national leader in HIV care and prevention.

At Damien Center, we work to empower persons in Central Indiana affected by HIV/AIDS to move forward each day with dignity and to lead the fight to prevent the spread of HIV. Our vision—for Central Indiana to be free of the suffering caused by HIV/AIDS—drives us to provide a safe and welcoming place so that no barriers separate people from the services they need to prolong and enhance their lives. Respect, integrity, quality, and diversity are the force behind our unique organizational culture. When you walk into the Damien Center, these core values take center stage through the work of our staff members and our approach to HIV care and prevention.

PrEP is about self-determination. It’s a tool you can choose to make your sex life safer and take control of your sexual health and wellness. PrEP is designed for people who are HIV-negative and vulnerable to getting HIV.

Each year, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to support our clients, organization, and services. Our volunteer experiences are catered to your skills and are anything but one-size-fits-all!

In additional to financial contributions, we also accept in-kind donations, which allow you give tangible items rather than cash donations that benefit the clients we serve.

Enhance your company or organization's community visibility while supporting the mission of Damien Center.

Questions? Reach out today! Our team is here to help.

Our team will complete a quick phone or face-to-face assessment and get you connected to care.

By bringing both medical and supportive services in-house, we've established a one-stop medical home so that our patients can easily access the services they need. Working together, we can decrease our community HIV viral load and improve the overall health of our patients.

We offer mental health counseling, addictions therapy, and risk reduction counseling to supplement and support the other programs that our clients are engaged in.

Our food pantry provides essential nutritional support to our clients.

At Damien Center, we believe that housing is healthcare. Safe, stable, and affordable housing offers the best opportunity for our clients to access drug therapies, treatments, and other services that will enhance their quality of life.

By bringing both medical and case management services in-house, we've established One Home for HIV Wellness so that our patients can easily access the services they need.

Our Legal Services program is open to all HIV+ clients, who may need the following services: Last Will and Testament Living Will Powers of Attorney (General and Limited) Appointment of Healthcare Representative Life-Prolong Procedures Declaration Discrimination issues related to HIV+ status.

Throughout the year, The Damien Center hosts a variety of fundraisers and special events to raise both awareness and funds for the Center – and of course, to have fun! Special events are a great way to support the work we do while also helping us spread the word about the local and national fight against HIV.

Leave a lasting legacy with your financial contribution.

Damien Pharmacy is a new iniative that aims to reduce barriers to accessing key medications for Damien Center clients.

Damien Center's history is rich with innovation, growth, and leadership in the fight against HIV. Established in response to the local AIDS crisis, Damien Center is now a local and national leader in HIV care and prevention.

Curious about what we've been up to? You've come to the right place. Below you'll find links to our annual reports, which showcase how we work to end HIV in Central Indiana and support those affected in the most effective, efficient ways possible. Our reports are informational and inspirational and showcase the stewardship of all our resources – financial and otherwise – as we work to accomplish our mission and serve our community.

Damien Center es la organización de servicios contra el SIDA más antigua y grande de Indiana y atiende a más de 4,000 personas afectadas e infectadas por el VIH/SIDA a través de un enfoque integral e innovador para la atención médica y prevención del VIH.

Have questions about HIV? Let's start with the basics.

Launched at the beginning of Pride Month 2020 in Indianapolis, the report identifies critical needs, opportunities for improvement, and gaps in available services that presently exist for persons who identify as LGBTQ+ in the Greater Indianapolis area.