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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Overrides State Law To Authorize Needle-Exchange Program

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. Pence issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency in ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Illinois has needle-exchange programs in 5 cities

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois health officials say new HIV infection among drug users has fallen dramatically since 2003. That was when lawmakers passed a measure allowing people to buy a limited number of syringes without a prescription. The Public Health Department says there are needle-exchange programs in Belleville, Champaign, Chicago, ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Health Canal

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HIV can lodge quickly in brain after infection

By Bill Hathaway - HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection — a finding that dampens hopes of an impending cure for a disease that afflicts more than 35 million people.

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MAR 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HIV Outbreak In Indiana To Be Declared Public Health Emergency

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the cases. Pence, a Republican, said he generally opposes needle exchanges but is listening to ...

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MAR 18, 2015 - Health Canal

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Research in the News: Yale med student finds link between weight gain after HIV treatment and mortality

By Ziba Kashef - Bianca Yuh, a third-year student at Yale School of Medicine, spent last summer working on her thesis with the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, a key source of data on HIV-infected veterans. She was interested in investigating factors that determine positive and negative outcomes for older people with HIV infection after they receive treatment.

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