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HIV - AIDS

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  • In rural Indiana, battling HIV, drugs and bleak times

    In rural Indiana, battling HIV, drugs and bleak times
    Donald Spicer slowed his police car to a crawl as he pointed out “shooting galleries” — paint-chipped houses with broken windows and rotting wood, where addicts inject liquid painkillers and lose all sense of time. Used needles often...
  • Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education

    Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education
    Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget Tuesday night. The GOP-...
  • How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention

    How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention
    Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people...
  • Indiana House panel passes needle exchange bill over HIV outbreak

     Indiana House panel passes needle exchange bill over HIV outbreak
    A legislative panel has approved a measure that would allow high-risk counties to create needle exchange programs following an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana. Health officials say 81 people who either live in Scott County or have ties to it have...
  • Walk in park raises money to fight AIDS

    Walk in park raises money to fight AIDS
    If he hadn't been wearing a T-shirt that said "I may have AIDS, but AIDS doesn't have me," only his closest friends would have known that Michael Pinto was infected with the potentially deadly virus. That's the point. "I try to live as normal a life...
  • Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

    Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of...
  • Rural Indiana county struggles as 'epicenter of the HIV outbreak'

    Rural Indiana county struggles as 'epicenter of the HIV outbreak'
    As a nurse and manager of the only medical office in Austin, Ind., Jeanni McCarty finds herself at the heart of the state’s worst-ever outbreak of HIV, so bad that on Thursday the governor declared a heath emergency. McCarty, 42, grew up in...
  • Brown asks Pence to expand needle program

    Brown asks Pence to expand needle program
    An HIV outbreak in Southern Indiana caused Gov. Mike Pence to declare a health emergency on Thursday and authorize a needle-exchange program — a strategy a local legislator says should be instituted in Lake and Marion counties as well. Scott...
  • HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history

    HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history
    Throughout the city of Austin in southeastern Indiana, signs advertise free HIV testing at the Scott County Health Department. Boarded-up windows decorate nearby houses; metal cages surround air conditioners to bar people from stealing parts to scrap...
  • Gov. Pence to visit Indiana county with HIV outbreak

    Gov. Pence to visit Indiana county with HIV outbreak
    Gov. Mike Pence is to visit a southern Indiana county and meet with local officials about an HIV outbreak that Pence's office says "has reached epidemic proportions." Pence is scheduled to travel with state health commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams and state...
  • New site encourages HIV testing and treatment

    New site encourages HIV testing and treatment
    A new Web site called Positive SpinĀ is using interactive tools and personal storytelling to promote HIV testingĀ and to show that with proper treatment, individuals with HIV can live long, healthy lives. The project is developed by AIDS.gov, which is...