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AIDS & the Black Community (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-02-14

Duration: 00:08:24

Subjects: Health | AIDS (Disease) | HIV infections | African Americans


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Hawkins, Roderick Reporter


This segment from the February 14, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Roderick Hawkins’ report on the increase in HIV and AIDS in the African American community. His report highlights the work of Friends for Life, an organization providing services to people living with AIDS in the Baton Rouge region. Hawkins interviews: Janet, a 39-year-old AIDS patient; John Ruben, outreach coordinator for Friends for Life; and Billy Davis, outreach coordinator for Friends for Life. Host: Robert Collins