5 Years After a Devastating HIV Outbreak, Indiana Is Still Lacking in Needle Exchanges

5 Years After a Devastating HIV Outbreak, Indiana Is Still Lacking in Needle Exchanges

Back when Cody Gabbard was shooting heroin, his only significant human contact was with others in the throes of addiction, who only cared to see him when he had drugs.

Then he walked into the basement of Fayette County’s courthouse in the eastern Indiana city of Connersville, where two women—a public health nurse and a recovery coach—ran a syringe exchange program.

“There were days I went in there, to be honest with you, I just felt like killing myself. That would usually change by their spirits,” said the now-27-year-old Gabbard, who contracted is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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Source : Giles Bruce, Kaiser Health News Link

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