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AIDS in Louisiana (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-03-25

Duration: 00:24:57

Subjects: Health | AIDS (Disease) | HIV infections


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Robinson, Branden Interviewee
  • Palmer, Theresa Interviewee
  • Greene, Sylvia Interviewee
  • Darrow, Bobby Interviewee
  • Matthys, Don Interviewee
  • Farley, Thomas Interviewee
  • Causey, Kevin Interviewee
  • Martin, Jessie Interviewee
  • McFarland, Louise Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from March 25, 1994, focuses on AIDS in Louisiana. Arcie Chapa first reports on the services available to people with AIDS in Shreveport. She interviews: Branden Robinson, an eleven-year-old with AIDS; Theresa Palmer, Brandon’s mother; Sylvia Greene, the director of the YWCA AIDS community outreach program; Bobby Darrow, executive director of the Philadelphia Center; Don Matthys, education coordinator; Dr. Thomas Farley, director of the Public Health HIV program; Kevin Causey, director of the Mercy Center; and Jessie Martin, Mercy Center resident. Host Robert Collins then interviews Dr. Louise McFarland, the state epidemiologist. She discusses the state of AIDS in Louisiana.