Thanh's secret life
By ssagan, Updated
Storyboard for entertainment education component of HIV/AIDS program to be integrated into a popular TV drama series.
Episode 1,2: A couple moves into the neighborhood. The husband, Thanh, is working late hours and frequently disappears in the evenings saying he has work related engagements or visiting friends. But where is he really going???
Episode 3,4: We find out where Thanh is going...online to organize meetings with men.
hey, let's meet up tonight at 7pm, usual place.
Episode 5,6,7: Thanh continues meeting men in secret until he eventually meets his ideal partner, Tu (handsome, kind, professional) and begins a relationship with him...
Episode 8: One afternoon Tu has serious news for Thanh. He has tested positive for HIV and says Thanh must get tested.
But I trusted him and didn't even consider using condoms. How can he have HIV?
Episode 9,10: Thanh is terrified and confused. When you love someone, how can they give you HIV? What if he has it too? He is afraid of shaming his family. What will he do now? He decides to go about normal life and try to forget.
Episode 11: After many weeks, and much persuasion from Tu, Thanh finally decides to get a test and he also tests positive...
The next season will address the decision making process related to disclosing his status and his sexuality to his family.
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