Blame for HIV outbreak in Indiana

Many in Indiana are blaming their recent HIV outbreak on abuse of prescription pain medications, but the real reasons include:

https://www.propublica.org/podcast/item/muckreads-podcast-inside-an-epidemic/

How Indiana’s healthcare infrastructure has been deteriorating over the past 20 years. Many HIV/STD clinics have shut down due to lack of funding – forcing residents to travel hours to be properly tested…

How even though disease numbers must be reported to the state, there’s no requirement to notify local counties. This loophole created the “perfect storm,” Segall says, where Scott County officials were the last to know they had an epidemic brewing in their own backyard…

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