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HIV - AIDS

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  • Activists urge lawmakers to ramp up fight against AIDS

    Activists are urging state lawmakers to increase spending on the fight against AIDS with a goal of bringing the number of new infections each year to zero. AIDS Action Committee Executive Director Carl Sciortino said that while Massachusetts has made...
  • Department of Health offering sexually transmitted disease testing

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County plans to observe Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month by offering STI assessment testing every second and fourth Wednesday of the month starting on Wednesday, April 22 at the Clermont Health...
  • Needle exchanges could stem HIV outbreak

    Needle exchanges could stem HIV outbreak
    An HIV outbreak in Scott County, Ind., has infected 106 people thus far, and despite reservations, Gov. Mike Pence green-lit a 30-day needle exchange program to stem the tide. But public health advocates say the exchange program should be extended to...
  • Official: 43 now taking part in Indiana needle-exchange push

    Official: 43 now taking part in Indiana needle-exchange push
    An SUV staffed with health workers on a quest to provide clean needles to intravenous drug users has begun making the rounds in a small Indiana city at the center of an HIV outbreak, officials said Tuesday. Brittany Combs, a public health nurse with the...
  • Official: 43 now taking part in Indiana needle-exchange push

    An SUV staffed with health workers on a quest to provide clean needles to intravenous drug users has begun making the rounds in a small Indiana city at the center of an HIV outbreak, officials said Tuesday. Brittany Combs, a public health nurse with...
  • 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...
  • Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases

    Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases
    Health officials say that more than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV, an expansion of anĀ outbreak that caused the state to declare a health emergency last month. Health officials had said they expected the number of HIV...
  • 29 now taking part in Indiana needle-exchange to combat HIV

    State officials say more than two dozen people are now taking part in a needle-exchange program aimed at stemming an HIV outbreak in a rural southern Indiana county. Indiana's Joint Information Center said Saturday that 29 people had participated in...
  • Southern Indiana county's HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

    Southern Indiana county's HIV outbreak tops 100 cases
    More than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak linked to the sharing of intravenous needles, and officials said Friday they're trying to combat unfounded fears among drug users that they could be arrested if...