THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Officials give update on southeastern Indiana HIV outbreak

Update on southeastern Indiana HIV outbreak | Courtesy of worldatlas.com
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) officials provided an update this week about the HIV outbreak taking place in southeastern Indiana.

The report states that there have been 89 HIV-related cases as of Friday. Eighty-four of these cases have been confirmed and five are preliminary positive cases.

Health care workers are providing services in a system similar to a one-stop shop located in the Austin Community Outreach Center, 2277 W. Frontage Road. The ISDH facility can provide HIV testing; care coordination; vaccinations for tetanus, Hepatitis A and B; and substance abuse referrals.

The center’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday's hours are noon to 6 p.m. Grace Covenant Church has agreed to provide shuttle services, and individuals needing transportation can contact the Community Outreach Center in Austin for more information.

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Indiana State Department of Health 2 N Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46204

Austin Community Outreach Center 6633 E Hwy 290 Austin, TX 78723

Grace Covenant Church 2236 Salem Road Virginia Beach, VA

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