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HIV Outbreak in a rural town

Volunteers in Indiana are responding to the largest outbreak of HIV cases in the state's history. According to Reuters, the outbreak, now reaching 130 newly diagnosed cases, was centered in rural Scott County. Epidemiologists believe that the increase of cases was due to the sharing of tinted needles used to inject pharmaceutical medications. While Indiana does not have a "needle exchange program", the Governor of Indiana believed that it was prudent to initiate a temporary program and has declared a public health emergency in response to the HIV epidemic in Scott County. So far, health officials report that it has distributed 5,322 clean syringes to 86 people and collected 1,400 used syringes. WDRB reports that residents in Scott County, Indiana will not let the HIV epidemic there define them. In April, they began walking the streets collecting disguarded needles. One of the residents of Scott County, Lindsey McDonald, stated "we're close-knit, we like to stick together, and we like to take care of our own."

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Ricky S on Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:41 PM
Sadly, the damage will cannot be accessed for years to come.
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