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The Indianapolis Star: "Work to prevent opiate drug abuse"

Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy and Chuck Porucznik, Executive Director of the Lake County Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, discuss the connection between prescription opioid misuse and the HIV outbreak in Indiana in The Indianapolis Star.
Since Gov. Mike Pence issued a public health disaster emergency order in response to the state's HIV outbreak, public and private leaders have marshalled a remarkable effort to identify cases, provide care and support to those who have tested positive for HIV, and prevent new infections. This evidence-based approach is critical to effectively contain the outbreak.
Last fiscal year, the federal government invested more than $23.2 million to support HIV, sexually transmitted disease and viral hepatitis prevention, treatment and response activities in Indiana. Federal-state partnerships like this are essential to achieving an AIDS-free generation.