B.C. and Indiana doctors team up to confront HIV outbreak (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
Doctors in British Columbia who pioneered an HIV prevention strategy are now helping to curb what an Indiana doctor calls the largest HIV outbreak in a rural setting in the U.S.
Austin, Indiana has 4,200 residents and about 10 per cent inject narcotics. Nearly 10 per cent also live below the federal poverty line.
Janowicz and the university turned to the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS for help. The Centre's Treatment as Prevention Strategy is credited with a 65 per cent decline in new HIV cases since 1994 and has been adopted internationally.
CBC News reports.
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