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Mission Statement

The Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis works to promote public health and enhance the quality of life for Indiana residents by the prevention, intervention, and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.  This mission will be accomplished through policy and resource development, clinical data collection and analysis, research, education, prevention programs, disease detection, and the provision of treatment services.


The Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis will identify and assess the needs of the citizens of Indiana for prevention services and health care related to HIV and other STDs.  We envision the elimination of the transmission of HIV and other STDs and the provision of the equiable distribution of health resources to ensure a quality life for each infected individual.  We will partner with a full complement of related safety net providers, agencies and businesses.

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Created to provide an interactive platform for accessing data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).



HIV Prevention Program

J529 Public Relations Campaign Course

Front row: Coleen Kelly, Allyson Fischlin and Taylor Payne. Back row; Dennis Stover, Director of the Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis, David Plough, Chase Ayres, and John Nichols, HIV Prevention Program Director. Not pictured, Professor Bruce Hetrick

Serving as an advertising agency for the Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis, the J529 Public Relations student cohort will develop an advertising and outreach campaign for PrEP. Their work will finish in April with the launch of the campaign in selected jurisdictions of the state, with hopes of expanding statewide by the end of the year.

J529 Public Relations Campaign Course Description:

In this capstone course, we will meld the theories and methodologies of public relations and apply that knowledge and those skills to one or more real-world clients with real-world PR problems or opportunities. In addition to analyzing cases and methods, we will research, analyze, plan, implement and evaluate a small-group public relations campaign, as well as critique campaigns done by others. You’ll follow campaign practices consistent with the theories, methods, standards and ethics used in the Public Relations Society of America’s accreditation process.




World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

The 2017 theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships”  

This theme reflects the United States government’s longstanding leadership in addressing HIV/AIDS both at home and abroad and how we are increasing our impact to move epidemics from crisis toward control. It also highlights the historic opportunity we have to accelerate progress toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in the United States and around the world. Finally, it emphasizes the critical role of transparency, accountability, and partnerships in reaching our collective goals. 
We are at an unprecedented moment in the HIV/AIDS response. For the first time in modern history, today we have the tools to change the very course of a pandemic by controlling it without a vaccine or a cure. Controlling the epidemic would lay the groundwork for preventing, eliminating, or eradicating it, which we hope will be possible through continued and future scientific breakthroughs for an effective HIV vaccine and cure.