HIV transmission and injection drug use: Lessons from the Indiana outbreak

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Abstract

A recent outbreak of HIV infection centered in the rural town of Austin in Scott County, Indiana, was associated with widespread injection drug use and a socioeconomically depressed population. Control of the outbreak required coordinated efforts by state, federal, local, and academic institutions to implement and maintain on-site programs and services that included contact tracing, HIV and hepatitis C virus testing, insurance enrollment, syringe exchange, rehabilitation services, care coordination, preexposure prophylaxis, and HIV treatment. This article summarizes a presentation by Diane M. Janowicz, MD, at the IAS-USA continuing education program, Improving the Management of HIV Disease, held in Los Angeles, California, in April 2016.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalTopics in antiviral medicine
Volume24
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Contact tracing
  • HIV
  • HIV transmission
  • Indiana outbreak
  • Injection drug use
  • Syringe exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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