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Ind. Gov. Mike Pence to issue public health disaster emergency for Scott County HIV epidemic

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities are fighting an HIV epidemic in Indiana.

As health officials look for answers from lawmakers, Indiana Governor Mike Pence is heading to one of the hardest hit communities.

The number of confirmed HIV cases in southern Indiana is now up to 55. Currently, it's illegal to have a syringe in Indiana without a prescription -- but local doctors want a change in state law to help contain the spread of HIV.

As they push for an emergency order, Gov. Pence and the state Health Commissioner will go to Scottsburg to issue a public health disaster emergency for Scott County.

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