Painkiller abuse sparking HIV outbreak in southern Indiana

February 25, 2015 8:15 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - An outbreak of HIV among people injecting prescription drugs prompted health officials in southern Indiana to step up warnings on Wednesday against needle sharing and unprotected sex.

Since mid-December, the Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed 26 cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and four other people have been preliminarily diagnosed with the virus.

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