New clinic to help with HIV outbreak in Indiana

Austin, Indiana is at the epicenter of an HIV outbreak but they are getting a new HIV clinic.

The small city of Austin in Scott County has just one physician so they have been working with the Los-Angeles based AIDS Healthcare Foundation to open a clinic within a few weeks. It is a partnership with state and local officials and will eventually include a pharmacy.

The clinic will provide free medical care to patients without health insurance. 

The majority of the 150 people who have been infected with HIV during this outbreak live in the Scott County city.

The outbreak in the area has been tied to needle sharing among drug users so the clinic is being used to help bring some much needed help to a place that is currently depending on mobile health units for care.

Indianapolis (AP) Rick Callahan contributed to this story.
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