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Preventing HIV/AIDS (2019)

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: 2019-12-06

Duration: 00:06:21

Subjects: Health | HIV infections | AIDS (Disease) | Medicine, Preventive


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Giroir, Brett P. Interviewee


This segment from the December 6, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., the Assistant Secretary for Health with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He discusses: his Louisiana roots; the Trump Administration’s plan to end the HIV and AIDs epidemic in America; the new Ready, Set, PrEP program, which provides the PrEP medication for free to people without health insurance; Gilead Sciences donating PrEP prescriptions for 200,000 people through 2030; and their decision to jump start the program in East Baton Rouge Parish.