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'HIV/AIDS in Arkansas' to air on AETN Dec. 10

Posted 26 Nov 2014

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will present its annual program "HIV/AIDS in Arkansas: An Update" Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. AETN has been covering this subject for Arkansans each year since 1989.

Panelists will discuss HIV/AIDS and its current impact, in addition to reviewing how the virus is contracted and its signs and symptoms. The panel will also talk about how people can maintain a quality life while living with HIV. Other topics included are stigma, getting tested, the importance of receiving treatment, health care options and prevention. Expert panel members include: Portia Knowlton, executive director, Arkansas AIDS Foundation; Cornelius Mabin, chief operating officer, The Living Affected Corporation; and Dr. Naveen Patil, medical director, HIV/STD & Hepatitis Programs, Arkansas Department of Health.

Donna Terrell of KLRT FOX 16 hosts.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).