Saturday, 18 April 2015

Indiana HIV outbreak: 24 new cases, 130 infected

On Friday, state health officials in Indiana said 12 new cases of HIV have been confirmed in Scott County; a total of 130 people have been infected with HIV (including 10 preliminary positive tests).

The outbreak which started from needle-sharing by drug users is being addressed by a needle-exchange program.

The short-term program was implemented despite a ban on needle exchanges in Indiana. About 5322 clean syringes have been distributed to 86 people and 1400 used syringes collected.

Read more on how it started.

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