Dr. William Cooke credits Scott County's syringe exchange with dramatically slowing the 2015 HIV outbreak.
The commissioner’s office will need to vote to reapprove the program within the next few weeks if it is to remain in operation.
Since the state legalized county-based syringe exchanges in 2015, nine counties have started or made plans to start a needle exchange program.
The lawsuit alleges drugs made by the manufacturers contributed to the county's ongoing opioid epidemic.
More than 12,000 people living in Indiana have HIV.
The letter states that syringe exchange programs reduce the spread of disease and do not increase the rate of community drug use.
A hospital in a rural Indiana county hit hard by opioid abuse is starting a drug detoxification unit emphasizing treatment for those diagnosed with HIV.
Once a summer the Jameson Camp in Indianapolis hosts a session for campers with this in common: either they or a family member have HIV/AIDS.
A Scott County HIV outbreak update, why those trying to fix nutrient runoff in the Gulf of Mexico are looking to Indiana and a new exhibit at the Indy Zoo.
It’s been more than two years since HIV rapidly spread through the small town of Austin, and the community is in recovery.