Five Cases of HIV Now In Jackson County

Five Cases of HIV Now In Jackson County


The HIV outbreak in Scott County has spread to neighboring Jackson County, officials with the Indiana State Department of Health revealed Tuesday.


Health officials say there are 135 total HIV cases (129 confirmed and six preliminary) in Scott and Jackson counties, with five of those cases in Jackson County.

The HIV outbreak is linked to needle-sharing among intravenous drug users.

Tuesday morning, state and county health officials gave the media a walkthrough of the Austin Outreach Community Center’s One-Stop Shop, which offers resources for those affected by the outbreak. Scott County also set up a needle exchange after an executive order from Gov. Mike Pence.