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.
This site and links to other sites contain HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences
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).
On April 26, 2018, The Damien Center is hosting Indy’s largest dining fundraiser, Dining Out For Life (DOFL)! DOFL raises much-needed funds to help The Damien Center continue to ﬁght HIV in our community and support those affected by it.
DOFL would not be possible without the dozens of participating local restaurants, who on April 26, 2018, will support The Damien Center by giving a percentage of their proceeds (25%, 50%, or 100%) for that one day to us. Their generosity will help us continue ﬁghting HIV!
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.