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The new law allowing for syringe exchanges in high-risk counties doesn't provide any state funding for the programs.
The needle-exchange program in Scott County aims to stop the HIV epidemic that has infected about 160 people.
Jerome Adams, among other state health commissioners, testified how Indiana is trying to deal with the HIV outbreak.
After a public hearing Wednesday, Scott County commissioners voted to approve a one-year needle exchange.
A total of 155 people in Southeastern Indiana have tested positive for the virus this year.
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.
The new clinic is part of a partnership between the town of Austin and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
The governor also signed off on a measure Tuesday allowing needle exchange programs in Indiana during specific public health emergencies.
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