Vietnam HIV Programming Thai Nguyen Province
Vietnam Red Cross and the American Red Cross work together to support people living with HIV through support groups, peer counseling, home based care training and income generation programs. They particularly work with high risk behavior groups such as MSM (men who have sex with men) and drug users and work with the community on stigma reduction issues. This is a home based care training, where head peer counselor Nguen Thi Hang teaches families of people living with HIV about the disease and how to care for it. Hang, herself living with HIV, had to send her young daughter to live in Hanoi to avoid the stigma that comes with being a child of a person living with HIV.
Niki Clark, American Red Cross 2012
Phu Binh district
Thai Nguyen province