State officials in Indiana exploring long-term options to contain HIV in Scott County
State officials in Indiana exploring long-term options to contain HIV in Scott County

State officials in Indiana are looking into long-term plans to contain an HIV epidemic in southern Indiana.

June 17th, 11:42 am
The HIV outbreak is impacting southern Indiana's economy
The HIV outbreak is impacting southern Indiana's economy

We've told you stories about those topics and showed you syringes we've found on city streets. In turn, that news is causing some to bypass towns like Austin and Scottsburg.

May 28th, 5:00 pm
Prostitution fueling southern Indiana HIV problem, but the crime is hard to fight
Prostitution fueling southern Indiana HIV problem, but the crime is hard to fight

Authorities have been arresting drug dealers, trying to combat the problem, but police say putting prostitutes in jail isn't as easy.

May 21st, 6:10 pm
Scott County, Ind. needle exchange program extended to May 2016
Scott County, Ind. needle exchange program extended to May 2016

Nearly all of Indiana's HIV cases have occurred in Scott County. One-hundred and sixty people have tested positive for HIV there since December.

May 21st, 11:43 am
Federal health officials: HIV outbreak started within the last year
Federal health officials: HIV outbreak started within the last year

According to health experts, the results of testing by federal health officials suggest the HIV strain most southern Indiana patients have contracted was introduced to the area within the past year.

May 14th, 3:19 pm
Why Scott County? An in-depth look at the HIV epidemic that's hit so close to home
Why Scott County? An in-depth look at the HIV epidemic that's hit so close to home

Officials say 150 people have tested positive for HIV - the majority of the cases tied to I-V drug use and Scott County, Indiana. 

May 11th, 3:02 pm
Dirty needles raising concerns at southern Indiana state parks
Dirty needles raising concerns at southern Indiana state parks

Conservation officials say needles are found in and around state parks, but that people should not be concerned because the areas are heavily patrolled. 

May 7th, 9:35 pm by Fallon Glick
Scott County, Ind. officials want to keep needle exchange program going for additional year
Scott County, Ind. officials want to keep needle exchange program going for additional year

Public health nurse Brittany Combs says they've taken in almost 7,000 dirty needles and given out more than 10,000 clean ones.

May 7th, 12:02 pm
Number of HIV cases in southern Indiana grows to 149
Number of HIV cases in southern Indiana grows to 149

Officials say a little more than 8,200 needles have been brought in. That number includes those collected as part of the needle exchange program and community-returned needles.

May 6th, 11:41 am
Indiana targets travelers and truckers with HIV prevention campaign
Indiana targets travelers and truckers with HIV prevention campaign

Officials began the campaign by reaching out to drug users and now they're targeting travelers and truckers along I-65 between Indianapolis and Louisville.

May 4th, 8:51 pm
Top CDC officials meet in Indiana to discuss HIV outbreak
Top CDC officials meet in Indiana to discuss HIV outbreak

There are more than 140 confirmed cases of HIV. The large majority of cases are caused by sharing needles while injecting drugs.

April 28th, 11:17 am
More people test positive for HIV as southern Indiana outbreak grows
More people test positive for HIV as southern Indiana outbreak grows

On Friday morning, the Indiana State Department of Health issued an update on the status of the HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana, and it was not good news.

April 24th, 11:38 am
Scott County health officials say local epidemic is "United States' problem"
Scott County health officials say local epidemic is "United States' problem"

On Tuesday morning, WDRB News got a rare look at the first line of defense in the battle against the spread of HIV in Scott County.

April 21st, 12:05 pm
Ind. Gov. Mike Pence extends Public Health Emergency in response to Scott County HIV epidemic
Ind. Gov. Mike Pence extends Public Health Emergency in response to Scott County HIV epidemic

The original order made provisions for a needle exchange program, which enabled residents to turn in used, tainted needles in exchange for clean ones.

April 20th, 11:21 am
SLIDESHOW: Dozens arrested in drug roundup in Scott County
SLIDESHOW: Dozens arrested in drug roundup in Scott County

The arrests were announced at a news briefing Friday morning.

April 17th, 11:07 am

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