/13 Vietnam

Ehrin Macksey

Mr Viet "Hope & Belief"

His drug abuse started when he was 12 years old and because of sharing needles he got infected with HIV.Mr. Viet shares his story of how he overcame his addiction to drugs and how he is living a full and normal life now.His message is clear to people who have newly contracted this disease, "You need to have hope and believe in your future. HIV is not the end."

This is the second film and story in a 3 part series of short films made for the Italian NGO, CESVI, in Vietnam. The intent of these films is to give hope and advice to people who have newly contracted HIV in Vietnam.Since HIV awareness is very low here, many people who have contracted the disease feel that their life is over and that HIV is the end of anything normal again.