Indiana HIV outbreak: Can a needle exchange program help?

March 26, 2015 7:02 PM

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Indiana HIV outbreak: Can a needle exchange program help?

Confronting a growing outbreak of HIV, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency in part of his state. Public health officials have identified 79 cases of HIV in southern Indiana, mostly in Scott County.

All the recently reported cases have been tied to intravenous drug use, health officials say, with many drug users injecting the prescription painkiller Opana.

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