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May 22, 2015

 

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The state approves the first needle-exchange program, Governor Pence will run for office again and the ins and outs of special city taxing districts.

May 22, 2015

 

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Funding Uncertain For Scott County’s Longterm HIV Response

The new law allowing for syringe exchanges in high-risk counties doesn't provide any state funding for the programs.

May 21, 2015

 

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Indiana Approves Long-Term Needle Exchange In Scott County

The needle-exchange program in Scott County aims to stop the HIV epidemic that has infected about 160 people.

May 21, 2015

 

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IN State Health Commissioner Testifies In D.C. On Drug Abuse

Jerome Adams, among other state health commissioners, testified how Indiana is trying to deal with the HIV outbreak.

May 20, 2015

 

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Scott County Needle Exchange Nears Final Approval

After a public hearing Wednesday, Scott County commissioners voted to approve a one-year needle exchange.

May 14, 2015

 

More than 9,400 needles have been distributed as part a temporary needle exchange program in Scott County.

HIV Cases Continue To Climb As Addiction Services Ramp Up

A total of 155 people in Southeastern Indiana have tested positive for the virus this year.

May 12, 2015

 

The outbreak likely began in Scott County and is being spread through needles used to inject the prescription opioid drug Opana.

HIV Cases In Southeastern Indiana Rise Above 150

Despite efforts to quell the outbreak caused by the sharing of dirty needles, the number of new HIV infections in and around Scott County continues to rise.

May 7, 2015

 

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Town At HIV Outbreak’s Epicenter Will Open New Clinic

The new clinic is part of a partnership between the town of Austin and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

May 6, 2015

 

More than 9,400 needles have been distributed as part a temporary needle exchange program in Scott County.

HIV Case Numbers In Southeastern Indiana Continue To Climb

The governor also signed off on a measure Tuesday allowing needle exchange programs in Indiana during specific public health emergencies.

May 1, 2015

 

Indiana Statehouse

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 1, 2015

Top lawmakers say whether they’d call this session a success. Could the HIV outbreak have been prevented if the state hadn’t ignored the drug problem?

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