Welcome to the Home Page of
Managing HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education &
Our overall agency mission is to prevent the transmission
of HIV and improve the quality of life of those infected and those
affected by creating access to education and services for all communities
in Indiana; to advocate for an effective and compassionate response to
Our organization will address HIV in a holistic approach
to guarantee that all Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) have unhindered (unlimited)
access to comprehensive health and human services. To eliminate new
HIV transmissions until HIV is eradicated. We will be seen as a catalyst
that has significantly improved the public's response to HIV.
AIDServe Indiana, is the new statewide agency
created as the result of a merger effective January 1, 1998 between ICAAN
(Indiana Community AIDS Action Network) and Indiana Cares (organized in
1984 as the first HIV/AIDS community-based organization in Indiana and
the second in the United States). As the only statewide HIV/AIDS organization,
AIDServe Indiana addresses the needs of Indiana's HIV-challenged community
through a variety of programs. Not only does AIDServe Indiana educate
people about making behavioral changes in order to prevent and lessen the
risk of the transmission of HIV, but financially assists thousands of Hoosiers
with their housing, utility, medication, insurance, food, clothing and
transportation needs. In addition, AIDServe Indiana serves as an
advocate on issues involving HIV/AIDS in Indiana. The merger will
allow for a more efficient and effective means of delivering services to
those individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Indiana.
A diverse and talented staff of 30 individuals along
with hundreds of volunteers work on behalf of those individuals and families
impacted by HIV/AIDS in Indiana. Program support comes through the
generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as from
both state and federal government. Among the special events sponsored
by AIDServe Indiana is the AIDS Walk and Festival, the largest single fund-raiser
for HIV/AIDS in Indiana.
Besides the following education and client based services
listed below, Indiana Cares, Inc. is host to the Indiana Chapter of the
Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. The chapter provides information
to individuals and organizations interested in adding names/panels to the
Quilt as well as opportunities to display portions of the Quilt in Indiana.
AIDServe Indiana's Client Based Services include:
Housing and Supportive
Services. A portfolio of programs providing statewide
financial assistance in the area of adequate housing, supportive services
and emergency financial assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Major sub-programs include:
For People With AIDS (HOPWA). A program that deals with housing
needs in a variety of ways - construction, direct housing assistance and
technical support for case management.
Direct Emergency Financial
Assistance (DEFA). A program that provides emergency
help to those in need with rental assistance, utilities, food, medicines,
insurance and transportation.
Food Delivery/Nutrition Services. A program assisting
those in need of help with food/meals by helping to provide an adequate
food supply and availability, effective delivery systems and nutrition
education to individuals living with and families impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Ryan White Statewide
Supportive Services. A program currently focusing on
statewide transportation needs for those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Early Intervention Program
(EIP), AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and AIDS Substance Abuse Program
(ASAP). These programs assist persons who have tested
positive for HIV to access primary health care. EIP pays for limited
outpatient medical, diagnostic, dental and psycho social services;
ADAP covers certain approved drugs; and ASAP assists persons to access
certain prescriptions and EIP approved medical services for the chemically
dependent. Participation in ASAP is limited to persons seeking abuse
treatment form a Division of Mental Health certified treatment center.
AIDServe Indiana's Education/Prevention Programs include:
Men Alive Outreach.
A program specifically targeting the Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual community
providing a forum for communication about HIV/AIDS prevention and related
issues of health and well-being.
Youth At Risk.
A program providing peer level prevention/education on how to minimize
the risk of HIV transmission to youth in the state of Indiana in such settings
as schools, churches, prisons and one-to-one contact.
Woman To Woman.
A program providing women with HIV/AIDS information with the goal to not
only reduce the spread of HIV, but to empower women to make informed decisions
regarding issues that impact their lives, their sexuality and their sexual
Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
A program providing HIV/AIDS training and education for the deaf and hard
of hearing communities in Indiana focusing on accessibility to information,
education and prevention in American Sign Language, and providing referrals
to bridge the gaps between service providers and the deaf community.
A program that provides HIV/AIDS education, counseling, support and referral
for treatment and health care services for the chemically dependent, and
the African-American and Hispanic communities in Indiana by way of street
and community outreach efforts.
The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC). This
program provides education and training in diverse aspects of HIV/AIDS
to health care professionals throughout the state of Indiana.
The Indiana HIV Advocacy
Program (IHAP). This program is designed to redress discriminatory
and other barriers to health care access and financing for persons infected
or thought to be infected with HIV. Program services include free
legal assistance to HIV affected consumers, legal education to persons
with HIV, employers, health care providers and others, and development
of legal and advocacy resources.
Community Action Groups
(CAGs). Community Action Groups have been on the front-line
of the HIV epidemic, providing leadership in both urban and rural areas
of Indiana. CAGs provide education and services to those affected
by HIV in their respective communities. AIDServe Indiana provides
the CAGs HIV leadership by offering a variety of technical support and
funding through the various programs described above.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Please note that this page is still under construction.
Some pages still refer back to the ICAAN or Indiana Cares Home Pages.
This will be corrected soon. Not all programs have links at the present
time. We will try to bring you up-to-date program information as
soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you need more information, please contact us by using the
e-mail address below. Or you may contact us at:
AIDServe, Indiana Inc.
3951 North Meridian Street, Suite 101
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-4011
1-800-848-2437 (Toll Free)
1-800-927-5123 (TTY Toll Free)
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