HIV Outbreak in Southeastern Indiana

State health officials are working closely with local health departments, health care providers and others to contain the spread of HIV in southeastern Indiana. Disease intervention specialists are in the area, interviewing each newly identified HIV positive individual to obtain information about needle sharing and sex partners, as well as recommending care coordination services, medical care and HIV  prevention information.

State health officials announced that the number of HIV cases in the southeastern Indiana outbreak is 227: 226 confirmed and 1 preliminary positive.

CDC Study Statement:

Letter to Indiana DTPE Commission

Press Releases:

 

The Indiana State Department of Health has created and implemented a public education awareness campaign called You Are Not Alone, which focuses on substance abuse treatment, safe sex, needle disposal and HIV testing and treatment.  This campaign includes ads, TV, radio, billboard and digital ads.