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AIDS Vaccine Research (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-12-15

Duration: 00:08:44

Subjects: Health | AIDS (Disease) | Vaccines | Scientific research


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Gerone, Peter Interviewee
  • Davison-Fairburn, Billie Interviewee
  • Murphey-Corb, Michael Interviewee
  • Rice, Mitchell Interviewee
  • McFarland, Louise Interviewee


This segment from the December 15, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on Tulane University researchers developing a vaccine against a strain of AIDS in monkeys and the possibility of an AIDS vaccine for humans. He interviews: Dr. Peter Gerone, the director of the Delta Primate Center in Covington; Dr. Billie Davison-Fairburn, clinical veterinarian at Tulane; Dr. Michael Murphey-Corb, research scientist at Tulane; and Dr. Mitchell Rice, LSU public policy professor. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Dr. Louise McFarland, the chief epidemiologist with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. She discusses: the implications of the Tulane research for humans; the timeline for a possible vaccine; and the state’s work with AIDS patients.