Services

Services

BU Wellness Network has a list of activities designed to increase knowledge of HIV status, encourage risk reduction and secure needed referrals for appropriate medical, prevention, and partner notification counseling and referral services.

Advocacy Services

  • 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.

Prevention Services

  • HIV Screenings

    We offer FREE & CONFIDENTIAL HIV Testing. We use the INSTI HIV Antibody Tests – No blood, no needles. Results in 1 minute. 

  • STD Screenings

    We offer screenings for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomoniasis (Trich).

    HIV and STD Screening Hours

    • Mondays through Thursdays: 10:00am-5:30pm
    • Fridays: 10:00am-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).

Support Services

  • 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- mhughes@buwellness.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 dhamilton@buwellness.org.

  • 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 dhamilton@buwellness.org for more information or to RSVP.

  • Sisters United

    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 tyoung@buwellness.org for more information.

  • Sophisticated Divas

    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 smiller@buwellness.org for more information.

Care Services

  • 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.

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BU Wellness Network is the largest African-American AIDS service organization (ASO) in the state of Indiana. We provide services to more than 35% of all African-American individuals living with HIV in the state.

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HIV and STD Screening

Mon - Thurs: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 10:30 AM-1:30 PM.

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