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The Damien Center and Damien Cares will be closing at 12PM on Friday, December 14th. We will not be offering HIV or STI testing after 12PM. Normal hours to resume on Monday, December 17th.

Lunch will still be served in The Damien Center's lobby at normal time. The Walgreens Pharmacy will remain open until 3PM.

The Damien Center News

Mar 21, 2014

Drumroll please ... Announcing Dining Out for Life 2014 restaurants!

Where will YOU be dining out on April 24? Each of every one of the incredible restaurants below will be giving 25, 50, or 100% of your bill to The Damien Center and the local fight against HIV/AIDS, so pick a place, or two or three places, and get ready...

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Mar 05, 2014
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Damienpalooza: Art + Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

According to CDC estimates, roughly 280,000 (or one in four) people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States are women, 15% of whom don’t know they’re infected. Damienpalooza 2014 will bring education and art under one roof as The Damien Center and collaborating artists focus the conversation on National Women...

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Feb 19, 2014

Creating safe spaces for youth living with HIV

When Damien Center Linkage to Care Specialist Dexter Etter first started a support group for youth living with HIV, the teens who joined struggled to talk about their experiences with HIV.

"They didn't event like to say 'HIV'," says 21-year-old Dexter, who reaches out to HIV+ youth with The Damien...

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Feb 07, 2014

It's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In 2013, more than 40% of individuals who got tested for HIV at The Damien Center were black.*

Black youth ages 13-24 represent 57% of all new HIV infections among young people.*

Blacks represent only 14% of the U.S. population, but 44% of all new HIV infections.*

Do we have your...

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Jan 16, 2014

Dining Out for Life Call-out: Restaurants and Ambassadors, we need you!

In just over three months, you can be a hero. OUR hero! It's the 20th anniversary of Indy's largest dining fundraiser, Dining Out for Life, which raises much-needed funds to help us continue to fight HIV in our community and support those affected by it. Maybe you already know how...

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Jan 03, 2014

News roundup: HIV in the headlines

We like to think we're pretty lucky. As an HIV/AIDS service organization, not only do we get to do meaningful work that makes an actual difference in the lives of people affected by HIV, but also we get to see changes happening in our field on an almost constant basis....

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Dec 19, 2013

Top Posts of 2013

We've had a fun year with you, blog-readers. We've chatted about what pizza has to do with our food pantry, the 44 amazing restaurants that gave back through Dining Out for Life, and our insanely awesome volunteers, who keep things chugging along. Plus, we got excited about chili and tried...

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Nov 21, 2013

Cooking Up Some Fun: Chili Cook-Off, Round Three!

What goes better with a Saturday night in late November than 20+ crock pots full of chili? Raising money to fight HIV, of course! Coming up on its third year, the annual Chili Cook-Off is just two days away, and believe us, the chili is calling your name. There will...

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