Southeastern Ind. HIV cases up to 155

A sign for free HIV testing is pictured in front of the Scott County Health Department in Scottsburg, Ind., on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/News and Tribune, Christopher Fryer)

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — The number of HIV cases in southeastern Indiana stands at 155, Indiana State Department of Health officials announced Thursday morning.

Officials say more than 685 people have visited the Community Outreach Center in Austin offering HIV testing, HIV care coordination, substance abuse referrals and vaccinations against tetanus, Hepatitis A and B.

More than 250 immunizations have been administered through the center.

An estimated 12,632 needles have been brought in through the Scott County needle exchange program.

Officials are working to extend the needle exchange. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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