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AIDS in Louisiana, Part 1 (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-04-03

Duration: 00:14:19

Subjects: Public health | AIDS (Disease)


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Robinson, Sandra Interviewee
  • McFarland, Louise Interviewee
  • Garnett, Frederick Speaker


This segment from the April 3, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Rob Hinton’s report on AIDS in Louisiana. It focuses on the increase in the number of cases in the state. He interviews: Dr. Sandra Robinson, the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources; Dr. Louise McFarland, the chief state epidemiologist; and an anonymous patient with AIDS-related complex. His report also includes highlights of a speech given by AIDS patient Frederic Garnett at a symposium in New Orleans.