Midwest Archives Conference Records, 1972-2014

Container Title
Subseries: AIDS Issues and Services
Scope and Content Note: Video recordings of television interviews, news coverage, feature stories, and public service announcements on AIDS issues, along with professionally produced educational and promotional videos on AIDS and ARCW.
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Video   1
AIDS in Milwaukee, News Feature, 1990
Abstract: City of Milwaukee Cable TV interviews ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson and Milwaukee Health Commissioner Paul Nannis on the state of AIDS in Milwaukee with a focus on AIDS prevention, HIV testing, and services for people with AIDS.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 60 min.) 
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Video   2
AIDS Prevention, News Feature, 2003
Abstract: WITI-TV in Milwaukee produced this feature news report on the unique ARCW AIDS prevention program called The Bag Boyz. This program included dozens of gay volunteers who would regularly visit gay bars and gay pride celebrations distributing literature on AIDS prevention, distributing condoms, encouraging HIV testing, and answering questions on HIV issues.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 5 min.) 
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Video   3
AIDS-The Quiet Secret, 2005
Abstract: This is a Milwaukee Public Television special production that focuses on the challenges of living with AIDS as discussed by four HIV patients: Tracey Whitmore, Dale Lyn Brewster, Maurice Jenkins, and David Kierstyn. Topics include the increasing number of women living with HIV, successful HIV treatment, prevention strategies, and the importance of mental health support. Participants include ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson, Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker, ARCW physician David Fisk, MD, ARCW manager of Lifepoint needle exchange Johnson Banks, Red Cross AIDS advocate Darrel Davidson, author of the book On The Down Low J.L. King, and ARCW Behavioral Health Director Karen Godferson.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 60 min.) 
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Video   4
ARCW Buddy Program, News Feature 1990
Abstract: Milwaukee WITI-TV News anchor Nancy Chandler produced this feature story on the system of emotional support that is provided to HIV clients of ARCW through its buddy program. Participants include HIV patient Jerry Smith, his buddy and emotional support volunteer Barbara Erickson and ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson. The video includes footage of the Milwaukee House, the ARCW residence for HIV patients where Jerry Smith lived.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 10 min.) 
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Video   5
ARCW, News Coverage, 1996
Abstract: This video contains cumulative segments of Milwaukee television news coverage of ARCW during the month of November 1996. Issues covered include the opening of Garden View Apartments (the ARCW housing facility for families with HIV disease), HIV home testing, the ARCW Dental Clinic, the 2000th AIDS death in Milwaukee, ARCW AIDS prevention programs, and HIV and the blood supply.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 40 min.) 
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Video   6
ARCW, News Coverage, 1998
Abstract: This video is cumulative segments of television news coverage of ARCW during 1998 by stations in Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. Issues covered include needle exchange, HIV testing, cooperative therapies for HIV patients, Wisconsin AIDSline, Milwaukee's cryptosporidium crisis, and AIDS Walk Wisconsin.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 40 min.) 
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Video   7
The Beginning of the End, 1992
Abstract: This is the first professionally produced video for ARCW that includes discussion of the early days of AIDS, services provided for people with AIDS, prevention services and the challenges of living with AIDS. Participants include ARCW clients, ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson, Case Manager Beth Hancock, and volunteer Neil Albrecht.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 10 min.) 
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Video   8
Citizen Politics and HIV/AIDS, 1994
Abstract: This video is partial coverage of an AIDS Conference held in Green Bay, Wisconsin for HIV prevention, care and treatment professionals and AIDS advocates. ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson is the keynote speaker for the conference explaining the public policy advocacy system of ARCW and how best to organize and advocate for support and funding from public officials on the federal, state, and local levels of government.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 60 min.) 
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Video   9
Cryptosporidium News Reports, 1995
Abstract: WISN-TV and WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee have evening news reports on five new cases of cryptosporidiosis in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Health Commissioner Seth Foldy and ARCW Deputy Executive Director Mike Gifford are interviewed. Gifford explains the action taken by ARCW to help protect HIV patients from cryptosporidium infection.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 5 min.) 
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Video   10
Green Bay Packer Award to ARCW, 2002
Abstract: This video is of an award ceremony by the Green Bay Packers Foundation during which 10 Community Quarterback Awards are presented to organizations providing outstanding community services. ARCW received three of the ten awards including the top award of $10,000 that was accepted with moving remarks by ARCW volunteer and HIV client Troy Tylack.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 5 min.) 
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Video   11
Lifepoint Needle Exchange, Live Talk Back, 1994
Abstract: Television Wisconsin Network in Madison produced a special report on the beginning of the ARCW Lifepoint needle exchange program in Madison. ARCW Director of Public Policy Mike Gifford explains Lifepoint and responds to questions on the program's capacity to reduce HIV infection among injection drug users.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 60 min.) 
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Video   12
Lifepoint Needle Exchange, News Feature, 1995
Abstract: Milwaukee Public Television produced this news feature on the operation of the ARCW Lifepoint needle exchange program, its harm reduction approach to AIDS prevention, and the success of the program during its first year. It includes interviews with injection drug users who benefit from the program, Lifepoint staff Johnson Banks and Carmelita Gregory, ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson, and an editorial comment from Terry Boughner, Editor of the Wisconsin Light, an LGBT newspaper.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 10 min.) 
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Video   13
Medical Detectives, the Learning Channel, 1995
Abstract: This is a documentary produced by the national cable Learning Channel TV on the cryptosporidium water crisis in Milwaukee. It occurred in 1993. Over 100 people with AIDS died from contaminated drinking water because their weakened immune systems were unable to eliminate the cryptosporidium parasite. Participants include ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson, Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, and Milwaukee Health Commissioner Paul Nannis.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 30 min.) 
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Video   14
Milwaukee's Talking: AIDS and Health Providers, 1991
Abstract: This WISN-TV program is before a live audience in Milwaukee and focuses on the issues of mandatory HIV testing of health care workers and whether they are obligated to disclose their HIV status to their patients. Participants include ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson, Cero Hetsko, MD, Attorney Craig Parshall, and Attorney Thomas Krutkowski.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 60 min.) 
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Video   15
Milwaukee's Talking: AIDS in the Classroom, 1991
Abstract: This WISN-TV program is before a live audience in Milwaukee and focuses on AIDS education. Participants include ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson, Brian Buggy, MD, HIV patient Dawn Wolff and her sons Nile and Sean Wolff.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 60 min.) 
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Video   16
One More Day: A Family Living with AIDS, 1992
Abstract: This video focuses on how one family living with AIDS manages the many challenges of the disease with the knowledge that lives will be soon end. The family consists of Dawn Wolff, a woman with AIDS, her son Nile who has AIDS and another son Sean who does not have AIDS. Dawn was an AIDS advocate and educator during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. The video is narrated and produced by Neil Willenson, Executive Director of Camp Heartland.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 60 min.) 
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Video   17
Sunday Night with Mike Gousha, 1997
Abstract: WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee produced this news program featuring an interview with ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson by news anchor Mike Gousha. Topics discussed include the AIDS death rate, new HIV treatments, ARCW's Lifepoint needle exchange program, and the ARCW's AIDS prevention strategy of distributing condoms in Milwaukee parks.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 30 min.) 
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Video   18
Wisconsin AIDSline PSA, 1993
Abstract: WVTV-TV in Milwaukee produced this public service announcement that promotes the Wisconsin AIDSline which is a statewide AIDS telephone hotline staffed by trained volunteers providing explanations on HIV issues and referrals for HIV testing and treatment. ARCW operates the Wisconsin AIDSline in collaboration with the CDC National AIDS hotline.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 2 min.)