Private foundation to run Clark Co. needle exchange

Private foundation to run Clark Co. needle exchange

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Because of a budget shortfall in the midst of a public health emergency, a non-profit foundation will step in to run the needle exchange program in Clark County, Indiana.

On December 15, the Clark County Health Department submitted a plan to state health officials that calls for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to fund and operate the county's needle-exchange once it obtains the state health commissioner's approval.

The program is aimed at slowing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

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