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

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

We're told the number of HIV cases is now up to 170, including 169 confirmed and one preliminary positive. Heath officials say the majority of those affected had been sharing needles and using the painkiller Opana.

Federal and state officials have been on the ground in Scott County to help local health officials for months in the wake of this outbreak.

They've been offering several services, including a needle exchange program at the community outreach center. And they have started an HIV clinic for comprehensive health care.

Today we're expecting to hear about the long-term sustainability of those efforts in Scott County.

We'll have more coming up on WDRB News at 4.

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