Indiana HIV Outbreak Linked to Heroin, Drug Use

March 27, 2015 3:48 PM

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Indiana HIV Outbreak Linked to Heroin, Drug Use

Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday declared a public health emergency in a rural Indiana county after 79 cases of HIV were confirmed there in the last several months.

An outbreak of HIV may seem odd in such a remote part of the country. The dozens of confirmed cases, described as an epidemic, are centered in Scott County, about a half-hour north of Louisville with a population of about 25,000.

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