HIV infection outbreak in Indiana


Intravenous drugs administration was determined as the cause of this issue. The vast majority of the people who’ve become infected during the outbreak shared a syringe with someone else while injecting a liquid form of the prescription painkiller Opana. “We have never encountered this type of situation before and we need to consider it differently,” Dr. Jennifer Walthall, deputy state health commissioner appreciated, speaking about this situation. Health officials and staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who arrived in the county about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, agree that the outbreak “is an indicator of a larger problem.”


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