Southeastern Indiana HIV outbreak update: 166 confirmed cases

The latest update on the HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana: 166 confirmed cases.
The latest update on the HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana: 166 confirmed cases. | Courtesy of

Indiana state health professionals have released the latest update on the HIV outbreak in Indiana.

There are now 169 cases of HIV; 166 of these cases have been confirmed, with three potential patients testing preliminary positive.

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, Austin, Indiana. The center recently reduced its hours to one day a week -- Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The center has been useful as southeastern Indiana deals with the HIV outbreak. The total number of visitors to the center now stands at 960.

If individuals need assistance outside of center hours, they should contact the HIV testing and/or information department of the Scott County Health Department, the Indiana State Department of Health HIV Hotline, Urgent Medical Services at Scott County Memorial Hospital, or Mental Health & Addiction Services at LifeSpring Health Systems.

Grace Covenant Church has agreed to provide shuttle services. Individuals who require the shuttle service need to contact the Community Outreach Center in Austin for more information.

The ISDH One-Stop Shop can provide care coordination, HIV testing, HIV care coordination, vaccinations for tetanus and Hepatitis A and B, substance-abuse referrals, birth certificates, state-issued ID cards, job counseling and training, and HIP 2.0 insurance enrollment.

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