Indiana University and B.C. experts team up to control rural HIV crisis (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

World-renowned HIV experts from British Columbia are stepping in to help control a massive outbreak of the disease in rural Indiana.

The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is partnering with Indiana University's school of medicine in an effort to stymie an epidemic in Scott County where 184 people have tested positive for HIV since December 2014.

Nearly 10 per cent of the county's 4,200 residents are believed to be injection drug users, with many crushing and injecting the opioid painkiller Opana.

Gemma Karstens-Smith reports.

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