Indiana Governor Declares Public Health Emergency to Battle Worst HIV Outbreak in State History

Indiana Governor Declares Public Health Emergency to Battle Worst HIV Outbreak in State HistoryIndiana Gov. Mike Pence today declared a public health emergency for a county battling what is believed to be the worst HIV outbreak in the state's history. It's believed to be the worst HIV outbreak in the state history, said Brittany Combs, public health nurse at Scott County Health Department. Pence, who has long opposed needle-exchange programs, said he would authorize a limited needle-exchange program in the county if local health officials decide that could combat further infections. By declaring a public health disaster, Pence said that he was ordering relevant agencies to assist the state and county health department to fight the spread of HIV.



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