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CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbreak

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:14 am

A state of emergency has been declared for Scott Co Indiana. Scott Co is located in Southeastern Ind (30 miles from Louisville) and has a population of 23,000. The county normally averages around 5 HIV cases a year. Currently their are 170 confirmed cases this year alone which for a county that size I consider it an epidemic. Opana seems to be the drug of choice for that community. Something else that's extremely frightening is that all those infected have the same strain of HIV with high viral loads. That means they are highly infectious.
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Postby upallnight » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:19 am

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:A state of emergency has been declared for Scott Co Indiana. Scott Co is located in Southeastern Ind (30 miles from Louisville) and has a population of 23,000. The county normally averages around 5 HIV cases a year. Currently their are 170 confirmed cases this year alone which for a county that size I consider it an epidemic. Opana seems to be the drug of choice for that community. Something else that's extremely frightening is that all those infected have the same strain of HIV with high viral loads. That means they are highly infectious.


Now that's scary as hell. Have they found patient zero?
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Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:51 pm

upallnight wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:A state of emergency has been declared for Scott Co Indiana. Scott Co is located in Southeastern Ind (30 miles from Louisville) and has a population of 23,000. The county normally averages around 5 HIV cases a year. Currently their are 170 confirmed cases this year alone which for a county that size I consider it an epidemic. Opana seems to be the drug of choice for that community. Something else that's extremely frightening is that all those infected have the same strain of HIV with high viral loads. That means they are highly infectious.


Now that's scary as hell. Have they found patient zero?


That's a good question, and no they have not found patient zero. So he, or she is still spreading it.
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Postby Cornbread » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:33 pm

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:A state of emergency has been declared for Scott Co Indiana. Scott Co is located in Southeastern Ind (30 miles from Louisville) and has a population of 23,000. The county normally averages around 5 HIV cases a year. Currently their are 170 confirmed cases this year alone which for a county that size I consider it an epidemic. Opana seems to be the drug of choice for that community. Something else that's extremely frightening is that all those infected have the same strain of HIV with high viral loads. That means they are highly infectious.


Do you have race/sex of those infected?
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Postby Cate McCalley » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:39 pm

Cornbread wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:A state of emergency has been declared for Scott Co Indiana. Scott Co is located in Southeastern Ind (30 miles from Louisville) and has a population of 23,000. The county normally averages around 5 HIV cases a year. Currently their are 170 confirmed cases this year alone which for a county that size I consider it an epidemic. Opana seems to be the drug of choice for that community. Something else that's extremely frightening is that all those infected have the same strain of HIV with high viral loads. That means they are highly infectious.


Do you have race/sex of those infected?


I don't have the stats for the County. Only what was published for all of the states that make up Central Appalachia. Caucasian by far the diseased majority.


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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:59 am

I split this topic from the Meth topic because of the news released by the CDC yesterday.

The Center of Disease Control have listed in order 220 of the most vulnerable counties in the nation who are at risk of a HIV outbreak similar to Scott County Indiana. Below is the list of KY counties, (54 of the top 200 are in KY) and where they rank on the list. Also two maps of the areas who are at high risk.

Wolfe Co. - 1
Breathitt Co. - 3
Perry Co. - 4
Clay Co. - 5
Bell Co. - 6
Leslie Co. - 8
Knox Co. - 9
Floyd Co. - 10
Owsley Co. - 12
Whitley Co. - 14
Powell Co. - 15
Knott Co. - 17
Pike Co. - 21
Magoffin Co. - 23
Estill Co. - 25
Lee Co. - 30
Menifee Co. - 31
Martin Co. - 34
Lawrence Co. - 39
Rockcastle Co. - 40
Harlan Co. - 45
McCreary Co. - 48
Letcher Co. - 50
Johnson Co. - 53
Elliott Co. - 56
Laurel Co. - 65
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:28 am

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:I split this topic from the Meth topic because of the news released by the CDC yesterday.

The Center of Disease Control have listed in order 220 of the most vulnerable counties in the nation who are at risk of a HIV outbreak similar to Scott County Indiana. Below is the list of KY counties, (54 of the top 200 are in KY) and where they rank on the list. Also two maps of the areas who are at high risk.

Wolfe Co. - 1
Breathitt Co. - 3
Perry Co. - 4
Clay Co. - 5
Bell Co. - 6
Leslie Co. - 8
Knox Co. - 9
Floyd Co. - 10
Owsley Co. - 12
Whitley Co. - 14
Powell Co. - 15
Knott Co. - 17
Pike Co. - 21
Magoffin Co. - 23
Estill Co. - 25
Lee Co. - 30
Menifee Co. - 31
Martin Co. - 34
Lawrence Co. - 39
Rockcastle Co. - 40
Harlan Co. - 45
McCreary Co. - 48
Letcher Co. - 50
Johnson Co. - 53
Elliott Co. - 56
Laurel Co. - 65


This is a frightening revelation! Get these people some clean needles and comdoms!
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby Pappy » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:57 am

CrissyAlwaysSunny wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:I split this topic from the Meth topic because of the news released by the CDC yesterday.

The Center of Disease Control have listed in order 220 of the most vulnerable counties in the nation who are at risk of a HIV outbreak similar to Scott County Indiana. Below is the list of KY counties, (54 of the top 200 are in KY) and where they rank on the list. Also two maps of the areas who are at high risk.

Wolfe Co. - 1
Breathitt Co. - 3
Perry Co. - 4
Clay Co. - 5
Bell Co. - 6
Leslie Co. - 8
Knox Co. - 9
Floyd Co. - 10
Owsley Co. - 12
Whitley Co. - 14
Powell Co. - 15
Knott Co. - 17
Pike Co. - 21
Magoffin Co. - 23
Estill Co. - 25
Lee Co. - 30
Menifee Co. - 31
Martin Co. - 34
Lawrence Co. - 39
Rockcastle Co. - 40
Harlan Co. - 45
McCreary Co. - 48
Letcher Co. - 50
Johnson Co. - 53
Elliott Co. - 56
Laurel Co. - 65


This is a frightening revelation! Get these people some clean needles and comdoms!

Yea let the tax payers clean their nasty asses up.
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby upallnight » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:13 am

The scary part is some of these people work in fast food restaurants. They should screen for more than TB.
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby PharmGirl » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:49 am

Harvoni will cure Hep C within 12 weeks. It can take up to 6 months for those who have cirrhosis of the liver. The draw back is that it's $1,000 a pill, and you take one a week.
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby Cate McCalley » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:00 am

PharmGirl wrote:Harvoni will cure Hep C within 12 weeks. It can take up to 6 months for those who have cirrhosis of the liver. The draw back is that it's $1,000 a pill, and you take one a week.


Well...the CDC should be initiating shipments by the truckloads to Appalachia.

It's criminal that our government hasn't brought Big Pharma cost under control. Instead the Bush Administration did the opposite. Giving Big Pharma reign to rip off Medicare when it added prescription drug coverage at the same time prohibiting price negotiation!!

Those damn pills likely cost less than a dollar each to produce. Even if they cost ten times that much, charging $1,000 a pill is worse than robbery. It's actually murder!


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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby Legion » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:38 pm

Those maps say it all.
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby Pappy » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:21 pm

PharmGirl wrote:Harvoni will cure Hep C within 12 weeks. It can take up to 6 months for those who have cirrhosis of the liver. The draw back is that it's $1,000 a pill, and you take one a week.

That's ok gov.will foot the bill like they do the Needles I would just clean the needles with sewer water and pass them out.
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby Gopher » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:41 pm

The other topic stated that Kentucky leads the nation in Hepatitis infections. HIV is a very close associate.
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Re: CDC Warns That Eastern KY has a HIGH RISK of HIV Outbrea

Postby goat47 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:48 pm

PharmGirl wrote:Harvoni will cure Hep C within 12 weeks. It can take up to 6 months for those who have cirrhosis of the liver. The draw back is that it's $1,000 a pill, and you take one a week.


That's a damn insane amount of money per pill. Ok I'm on board Cate. Let's regulate the hell out of Big Pharm.
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