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  • 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 addicted to injectable painkillers might be plucking used needles off lawns, shooting up — and passing them on.
  • Youth Services hosts 'Community Conversation' about drug addiction

    On the evening of Wednesday, March 25, parents and students in grades 6-12 gathered at Bacon Academy to attend separate presentations about drug addiction as part of the Community Conversations series. The event, which was sponsored by the Colchester...

    Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that...

    Lives remembered, stereotypes challenged at overdose vigil

    Even someone with a good home, good family, good job and all-around good life can fall victim to addiction. Community members gathered Thursday in an effort to shed the stigma of addiction and grieve for those who have lost their lives to drugs and...

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak
    Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the...