Indiana HIV cases reach 142 in rural outbreak, more expected

April 24, 2015 4:32 PM

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Indiana HIV cases reach 142 in rural outbreak, more expected

(Reuters) - The number of confirmed and presumed HIV cases stemming from abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has increased to 142 in a rural part of southeastern Indiana and more cases are being identified every day, a state health official said on Friday.

The HIV outbreak, the biggest in state history, is centered on Scott County near the Kentucky border and now includes at least five cases in neighboring Jackson County, officials said.

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