Public Health Experts: Indiana Addiction/HIV Response Stymied By Lack Of Resources

Apr 18, 2016

An outbreak of HIV cases one year ago significantly impacted Indiana's public health system.
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It’s been a year since Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in response to a historic HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana.

The declaration allowed the county to start a needle exchange to limit the spread of the virus through injection drugs.

The exchange was also meant to connect people to addiction treatment.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jake Harper reports, talking to people about treatment is just one of the first steps toward overcoming addiction.