Getting Right – An HIV Outbreak Spurs Change In Austin, Indiana

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Getting Right - An HIV Outbreak Spurs Change In Austin, Indiana

If a town could be said to hit rock bottom, Austin, Indiana did so this year. The drug abuse problem had been out of hand for several years, but it took the worst possible outcome to make this community wake up: More than 170 newly identified cases of HIV since December, spread almost entirely by needle sharing.
State and federal officials led an emergency response to control the outbreak. But for locals, the real work of change and recovery is just beginning. Facing the problem is always the first step, and there are signs of hope in Austin. Read the full article here: http://gettingright.sideeffectspublicmedia.org/getting-right#chapter-221253

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