CDC Warns Of More HIV, Hepatitis C Outbreaks In Drug Users

April 24, 2015 6:21 PM

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Volunteers search for needles and other drug paraphernalia along Church St. in Austin, Indiana, in April. The region has recorded 142 new HIV cases since December, in an outbreak tied to injected opioid use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse could lead to more severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C nationally, much like the outbreak now seen in Indiana. A health advisory the agency released Friday outlines steps that state health departments and...

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