Damien Center, Damien Cares, and Walgreens, will be closed on November 27, November 28, and November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Additionally, because of our limited hours, we will only be offering STD testing on Monday, November 25. On November 26, our testing center will only offer HIV testing. 

Normal hours to resume Monday, December 2. Thank you and have a happy and safe holiday! 

CLEAR Counseling Services

CLEAR Counseling is a free risk-reduction counseling service that provides individuals (16+) with a safe, confidential place to discuss concerns, receive emotional support, and set goals to reduce risk and improve overall well-being. CLEAR Counseling is available at Damien Center for both HIV+ and HIV- individuals.

Our approach to risk reduction and health promotion is effective at helping high-risk individuals reduce their risk factors and keeping both themselves and their partners safe and healthy.

What is considered high risk? An individual is considered to be at high risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV when they have engaged in any of the following behaviors in the last 90 days:

  • Had sex without a condom, especially with multiple partners
  • Received an HIV or STI diagnosis
  • Had difficulty disclosing HIV status to sex partners
  • Shared needles or syringes
  • Had sex with someone with an unknown HIV status
  • Had sex with someone whose HIV status is different than their own
  • Had sex while drunk or high
  • Exchanged sex for money, drugs or something of value
  • Had difficulty taking HIV medications as prescribed by their medical providers

Anyone who has experienced any of these risk factors is encouraged to schedule an appointment with our CLEAR Counselor by calling 317-632-0123 ext. 239 or emailing