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'HIV/AIDS in Arkansas' to air on AETN Dec. 6

Posted 02 Dec 2013

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will present its annual program "HIV/AIDS in Arkansas: An Update" Friday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. AETN has been covering this subject for Arkansans each year since 1989.

Panelists will discuss HIV/AIDS and its impact since the first diagnosis in 1981, in addition to reviewing how the virus is contracted and its signs and symptoms. The panel will also debunk myths, examine Arkansas HIV/AIDS statistics, and provide information about support services and programs available across the state. Expert panel members include: Cornelius Mabin, chief operating officer, The Living Affected Corporation; Sybil Ward, coordinator of community health at Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc.; and Courtney A. Hampton, MHSA, program manager, HIV Prevention & Viral Hepatitis C, Arkansas Department of Health.

Broadcast to support Arkansans living with HIV and AIDS, as well as to commemorate those who have died from the disease, the program will also feature the inspiring story of Connie Roebuck, an Arkansan who has lived with AIDS for 17 years.

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).