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HIV Crisis in Scott County


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#1 Quasar

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:12 AM

Scary stuff...

 

Since the middle of December, when the first case was identified, 72 people in five counties in the area — most of them from Scott County — have tested positive for HIV. HIV causes AIDS, a disease that weakens the immune system, gradually destroying the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.
 
All the cases are linked to intravenous drug use, many with the prescription painkiller Opana. State health officials say they expect to see still more cases appear in the coming weeks.
 


#2 woo

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:23 AM

More Zombies.....



#3 grammy

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

As a mother of a addict, this tears me in many directions. My head says, Well this is your doing deal with it but my heart says we need to do everything possible to help these poor souls.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

They're human beings...


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#5 Dave

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:20 PM

It makes me wonder if a functioning needle exchange program could have done anything to prevent this, or at least reduce its scope. There is a lot of resistance to programs like this, but to the best of my knowledge they are actually beneficial to public health.


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