Education, Outreach and Prevention
At BU Wellness Network, we believe the people we serve deserve to be empowered. Am informed, well-education client leads to a stronger organization and a healthier community.
Club & Street Outreach
Outreach happens during non-traditional hours at locations throughout Indianapolis, to deliver tailored and appropriate messages and materials to encourage safe sex, risk reduction and the importance of knowing your HIV status.
Internet Outreach and Prevention
Internet prevention and outreach focuses on HIV/STD prevention, education, and awareness on social media websites and chatrooms to encourage safe sex, risk reduction.
We offer FREE & CONFIDENTIAL HIV Testing. We use the INSTI HIV Antibody Tests – No blood, no needles. Results in 1 minute.
We offer screenings for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomoniasis (Trich).
HIV and STD Screening Hours
- Mondays through Thursdays: 10:30am - 5:30pm
- Fridays: 10:30am - 1:30pm.
Other Testing Locations
- Ivy Tech Community College (Fall Creek Location)
- Mid North Food Pantry
- Flanner House
- Indiana Public Library – College Branch
In collaboration with Bellflower clinic, BU Wellness Network provides FREE & Confidential STD screenings for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis (Trich). (STD screening is provided on Tuesday & Thursdays).
Choosing Life: Empowerment, Action, Results (CLEAR)
A one-on-one intervention with youth and adults living with HIV/AIDS or at High Risk for HIV infection.
Many Men Many Voices (3MV)
Education and awareness through BROTHERHOOD and culture. Attend this group to connect with other Black gay/bisexual men for support and empowerment.
Contact Mark Hughes- firstname.lastname@example.org
D-Up! Red, Ribbon Rumble
This group engages the house and ball community for education, awareness, social support, linkage to services, and FUN. Participants will attend 4-sessions and a graduation ceremony at VOGUE NIGHTS. For more information contact Damon Hamilton at email@example.com.
IMAGE LGBTQ+ Youth (Mpowerment)
This social group and safe space engages youth on Monday and Wednesday nights. Join the group on Monday for a "kiki" vogue session and awareness. Wednesday evening is movie and popcorn nights. Transportation (bus passes) are provided for youth that attend. Contact Damon Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.
A safe space for Black/African American women living with HIV. Sisters United meets the second Wednesday of every month at 12 noon. Contact Terri Young at email@example.com for more information.
A safe space and support group for transgender women and non-binary individuals of color. Sophisticated Divas empowers individuals through social support, fun activities, and authentic conversations. Contact Sa'hara Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Linkage to Care (L2C)
The linkage to care program offers one-on-one direct assistance for people living with HIV who are newly diagnosed or those who may have difficulties staying in medical care. The goal of the Linkage to Care program is to help individuals reduce barriers to care, become virally suppressed, and become self-sustainable.
24-hour support once learning your diagnosis. Support includes:
- Transportation to care coordination and medical appointments
- Helping you communicate with your providers by sitting-in on appointments (medical, mental health, case manager)
- Helping with medication (reminders, encouragement, questions, medication pick-up)
- Assistance with setting and achieving goals related to employment, housing, and education.
- Helping connect you to necessary resources within the community.
Our linkage to care staff believe in putting the client first. We sit down with you, help you address your needs, and help you come up with a plan for success. Our staff is friendly, helpful, and non-judgmental.