Outbreak of HIV found among Boston drug users
By Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff January 29, 2019

Public health officials are scrambling to contain a new cluster of HIV cases among people who inject drugs, this time based in Boston and involving six people so far.

The new cluster follows an HIV outbreak in Lawrence and Lowell that involved 153 cases from 2015 through 2018. But Boston and state officials expressed optimism that the deadly virus can be stopped before the Boston outbreak spreads.

The six people in Boston were diagnosed since Nov. 1, most in January. During the same period the previous year, there were no new HIV cases in Boston...