Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary has a remarkable story: Indiana Gov To Declare HIV Health Emergency In Scott County. Excerpt (but read the whole post):
Reportedly plagued by high unemployment, a high dropout rate, skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates, and high drug use (see Chicago Tribune report), as of March 20th Scott County has confirmed 55 HIV infections since December, with 13 additional pending positives (see Indiana Health Dept Statement).
The CDC has deployed investigators to help with testing and containment in what they are calling an `epidemic’ of HIV. This report from NBC news.