HIV outbreak in Indiana linked to prescription drug abuse

February 26, 2015 5:30 PM

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HIV outbreak in Indiana linked to prescription drug abuse

It is the largest outbreak of the human immunodeficiency virus ever to hit a single region of the United States at once. Health officials said there have been 26 cases confirmed so far and four more in the preliminary stages of testing.

The outbreak has been traced to back to people injecting themselves with the prescription painkiller Opana, an opiod that is even more powerful than oxycontin.

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