Needle exchange launches in Scott County

April 4, 2015 6:31 PM

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Needle exchange launches in Scott County

AUSTIN — Scott County residents can exchange used needles with immunity through at least April 25, as state and local officials are hoping to curb what has been labeled as the largest outbreak of drug-spread HIV in Indiana history.

With 84 confirmed and five preliminary cases of HIV being reported in the county, Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams detailed Saturday the start of a needle exchange program based in Austin, a small town of 4,200 residents about 40 miles north of Louisville.

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