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AIDS in Louisiana, Part 2 (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-04-10

Duration: 00:12:00

Subjects: Public health | AIDS (Disease) | Health Care


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • McFarland, Louise Interviewee
  • Garnett, Frederick Speaker
  • Hyslop, Newton, Jr. Interviewee
  • Garry, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the April 10, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Rob Hinton’s report on AIDS in Louisiana. It touches on: the impact of AIDS on the state’s health care system; the disproportionate impact of AIDS on the African American community; and the research into possible treatments. He interviews: Dr. Louise McFarland, chief state epidemiologist; an anonymous patient with AIDS-related complex; Dr. Newton Hyslop, Jr., the chief of infectious diseases at the Tulane Medical School; and Dr. Robert Garry, a virologist at the Tulane Medical School. His report also includes highlights of a speech given by AIDS patient Frederic Garnett at a symposium in New Orleans.