The deadly disease HIV/AIDS has been viewed through the prism of museum and culture for the first time in an exhibition that opened at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) in Hanoi on Nov. 22.
The event, coorganized by VEM and the Centre for Public Health Research, marks the 20 th anniversary of the first case of HIV/AIDS reported in Vietnam.
In the language of the museum, through documents and objects, the exhibition aims to raise social awareness and concern about HIV/AIDS and related issues.
It opens up opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS and other insiders, including healthcare staff, media, managers, religious organizations and scientists, to exchange experiences and specialist knowledge.
The event is also a chance to review the great efforts of the public, people living with HIV/AIDS, government as well as the entire society in coping with the disease over the past 20 years.
A number of activities will be held such as direct talks or recorded interviews with HIV/AIDS infected people to help visitors, especially young people, have a deeper understanding about HIV/AIDS./.