Ma Ane’i Au (I Am Here) by Raymond Alejo

About This Video

Raymond Alejo shares how his role as his family’s healer and kahu–a Hawaiian spiritual leader–helped him deal with his drug addiction and live a full life with HIV.

What does this video tell us about stigma?
How can spirituality help people living with HIV? Raymond uses Hawaiian cultural practices to help overcome his addiction and lead a full life with HIV. For people with life threatening illnesses, religion and spirituality can help people by providing support in times of need.

Category

Avoiding Risk, Being Supportive, Men, Staying Healthy