Indianapolis Urban League

Special Population Support Program

Special Population Support Program

PREVENTION AND SUPPORT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The Special Population Support Program (SPSP) is administered in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) and the Division of HIV/STD.  The program is designed to deliver two distinct complementary services: disease prevention and supportive care.

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DISEASE PREVENTION

COMPLIMENTARY TESTING AND PREVENTATIVE SERVICES:

  • Educational Sessions in English and Spanish
    (HIV Prevention Information)
  • Pre-Exposure Prophlaxis (PreP)
  • Post-Exposure Prevention (PEP) (PEPSE)
  • Treatment and Prevention (TasP)
  • Blood Tests for HIV, Syphilis, ad Hepatitis C
  • Urine Sample Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis

Test results are provided by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) and the Marion County Public Health Department Labs at least five 5 business days after the actual test.

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CERTIFIED HIV TEST COUNSELORS:

SPSP employs certified HIV testing counselors who have been trained to perform comprehensive risk assessments, pre-test counseling, testing, post-test counseling, and targeted outreach with the substance using population.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

Due to COVID-19 in-person restrictions, the Indianapolis Urban League offers the HIV 20-minute Rapid Test by appointment only.  Call (317) 693-7603 to schedule a confidential  appointment between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

SUPPORTIVE CARE

SPSP Certified Counselors perform intensive outreach activities with those who struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as individuals in recovery, in traditional and non-traditional settings providing them with free education, prevention skills, and referral information.  They also provide education to high-risk groups regarding the role of substance use as a factor for HIV infection.

GROUP EDUCATION:

Our SPSP team identifies small and large groups containing individuals at risk for HIV infection and substance abuse. Such groups are provided education regarding the behaviors that place persons at risk for infection and taught strategies to lower such risk. Educational group presentations are designed to elicit the greatest number of test while incorporating harm-reduction and behavior change concepts.  Presentations and tests are provided free of charge to all participants.

Schedule a Group Presentation:

Safer Sex Group Education and Testing are offered in English and Spanish via virtual programming. Contact our SPSP Team at (317) 693-7603 to schedule a group presentation.

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TOGETHER WE CAN END THE EPIDEMIC

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HIV Awareness Days:

  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – April 10
  • HIV Long-Term Survivors Day –  June 5
  • National HIV Testing Day – June 27
  • National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day – October 15
  • World AIDS Day – December 1