190 People in This Indiana Town Were Diagnosed With HIV
April 11, 2016
AUSTIN, Ind. — From the start of the HIV outbreakhere, health officials emphasized that nothing set Scott County apart from many other rural communities where opioid drug use had become an epidemic.
This could happen anywhere, people were told.
Many people here had viewed HIV as a big-city disease, something that might afflict people in San Francisco or New York. But Austin is a small city of about 4,000 people 40 miles north of Louisville, Ky.
Then in February 2015, the first 30 cases of HIV were