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AIDS Cases in Rural Indiana Continue to Grow

Nationwide, more than a million Americans are HIV-positive, but only about 50,000 of them live in rural areas. Those numbers reinforce widespread beliefs about HIV and AIDS, which are often thought of as big city problems that can’t reach into the heartland.

But for many of the nearly 8,000 Hoosiers living with HIV or AIDS, treatment can be hard to come by. That’s because care is centralized in larger cities and towns, and for those who live far from urban centers, vital services can be out of reach.

WFIU’s Colin Bishop spoke with some of the people on the front line in the fight against AIDS in rural Indiana …

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