Scott County & the Case for Needle Exchange
By: Marcus Hopkins, Blogger
The past week in the state of Indiana has been, if nothing else, hectic.
The signing of the legislatures Religious Freedom Restoration
Act bill has largely overshadowed a considerably more pressing issue
- a sudden outbreak of HIV infections in a single county related to injection
In Scott County, Indiana, a mere five unique cases of HIV infection are reported
(on average), every year; that number has seen a dramatic increase to 81
unique infections. This type of mass infection is no longer commonplace,
as injection drug (ID) use accounts for a very small number of new HIV
infections, nationally, but it does spell trouble, not only for residents
in and around Scott County, Indiana, but in every area in the country with
a high incidence of ID use and abuse.
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Black Market HIV/AIDS Drugs in the News, 2006 - 2013
The Partnership for Safe Medicines
The Community Access National Network (CANN) today announced that it is teaming
up with the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) to better educate patients
about the risks of counterfeit or black market HIV/AIDS medicines. Since
2006, eighty-two (82) individuals have been charged with selling adulterated,
unapproved or black market medications prescribed for HIV or AIDS patients.
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