HIV, Hepatitis C infections up in Marion Co.

INDIANAPOLIS - New infections of HIV and Hepatitis C increased dramatically from 2013 to 2014 among Marion County's young adult population, RTV6 has learned.

According to Marion County Health Department data, new Hepatitis C infections among people ages 20-24 increased by 120 percent between 2013 and 2014 – the latest year data was available for. Hepatitis C infections increased by 100 percent among people ages 25 to 34.

New HIV infections also increased 51 percent during that time frame in the 20-24 age group, and 32 percent among people 25-34.

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