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WVU in the News: West Virginia has a massive HIV outbreak and it just restricted something that could end it

In February, a CDC official told a Charleston, West Virginia, city council committee that the country’s “most concerning” HIV outbreak was occurring among people using injection drugs there. Despite needle exchanges helping limit past outbreaks in Indiana and West Virginia, the state will now regulate the programs for the first time.

“When you have an HIV outbreak, you want to get needles to as many people as possible. This law will instead shut down almost every program in West Virginia,” said West Virginia University public health expert Robin Pollini.

Read the full story from BuzzFeed.