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AIDS & the Black Community (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-03-1

Duration: 00:25:44

Subjects: Health | African Americans | AIDS (Disease) | Heart Disease


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Hinton, Rob Producer
  • Garnett, Frederick Speaker
  • Jackson, Victor Panelist
  • Stewart, Luther Panelist


This episode of the series “Folks” from March 1, 1987, focuses on health concerns in the black community. Rob Hinton reports on a recent symposium on AIDS in the black community. It includes highlights of a speech given by AIDS patient Frederick Garnett. Sonya Masingale then leads a panel discussion with two physicians, Dr. Victor Jackson and Dr. Luther Stewart. They discuss: the risk factors for AIDS; the mortality rate; the high rate of AIDS in the black community; the symptoms; prevention; their recommendation for screenings; the high rate of heart disease in the black community; and how to change diet and exercise habits in order to prevent heart disease.