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New HIV Cases Down Dramatically in Previously Stricken Indiana County

After a dramatic spike earlier this year, the number of new HIV cases in rural Scott County, Indiana, has fallen considerably, public health officials announced Wednesday. 222 more words

Needles Might Poke, But They're Not To Blame

Across the Ohio River, Clark County, Indiana is suffering a major crisis. Because of a surge in drug use, an epidemic of HIV outbreaks occurred in the area several months ago. 807 more words


10 key proposals from the 2015 legislative session

Legislators completed their work late Wednesday night sending numerous last-minute proposals to the governor’s desk. Of the 1258 bills that were introduced to the General Assembly in January, 309 bills gained final approval and will be sent to the governor for his final approval. 1,413 more words


Nation's Drug Czar Touts Needle-Exchange Programs

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Venturing into the epicenter of Kentucky’s fight against heroin addiction, national drug czar Michael Botticelli on Thursday touted needle-exchange programs as effective grassroots initiatives to combat the spread of infectious disease and to steer heroin users into treatment. 587 more words


Wine and Other Vices

~Quick note- this blog post is from before I went to Iceland but I just found it saved to a weird folder. An Amsterdam post is coming as soon as I’m done with all of the papers and applications I have due this week! 987 more words

Republican ideologues in Indiana don't limit their stupidity to anti-Gay laws

Pence will finally allow a needle exchange program – for 30 days

Indiana governor Mike Pence last week declared a public health emergency in Scott County because of an HIV outbreak that began in December and is tied to at least 81 people, primarily intravenous drug users, in Austin – a city of 4,300 people.

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An Outbreak, An Outrage

I am so angry right now.  Angry about the blatant disregard for humanity, the complete ignorance of research and facts, and the stupid, ridiculously simplistic ‘compromises’ being thrown around.   1,024 more words

Getting Personal