So far we have nine common principles which have emerged from the experiences. Are these relevant in your experience. Have you expeiences already shared or you are able to share other experiences which have different principles. A "principle" is a message that you can take from a story or experience. Try to frame the principle in the for If...(some action takes place)...then..... (this will be the result).
1. If you tap into the culture of young people they will apply what they know already
2. When individuals become role models, they inspire and empower their community
3. Involving religious leaders is key to make HIV/AIDS programmes a success
4. If you have clear information, support and access to knowledge, you can be brave dealing with your HIV status
5. If you convince communities that HIV is their problem, they will start taking care
6. If local people transfer the information in their own community, they prevent AIDS in their community
7. If you accept yourself, then you accept others
8. When we start sharing and discussing about the HIV infection then we are all able to understand it better
9. If you involve leaders traditions and policies can be revisited
Are these relevant in your experience. Have you experiences already shared or you are able to share other expeiences which have different principles. A "Principle" is a message that you can take from a story or experience. Try to frame the principle in the for If...(some action takes place)...then (this will be the result).
A "Common Principle" is a principle derived from more than on experience or situation.
Add your Principles and Common Principles here. Reference the story - on the blogs or write them here. If you have a comment on the existing Common Principles then share your experience.
As we grow this shared view of common principles we will learn together how to deal with Acknowledgement and Recognition, take a step towards becoming AIDS Competent and help others to do so too.
Laurence & Geoff
In this forum, we will take three steps towards a global knowledge asset on Acknowledgement & Recognition:
1. We define a common vision of success in terms of acknowledgement and recognition (level 5).
2. We share our experience in addressing acknowledgement and recognition of HIV as an issue that concerns us, our community
3. We discuss and define the common principles emerging from our individual experiences
Therefore, as a first step, we now invite you to share with friends on this forum: what is success in terms of acknowledgement and recognition of HIV? What is you personal dream? What is the ‘dream’ situation for our own community? What will an AIDS Competent community have in place in terms of acknowledgement and recognition?
Please share your vision or dream here of what a great community acknowledging and recognizing the issue would be like, look like, sound like or feel like.
To start you off here is an example of what was dreamed by participants at the 2009 knowledge fair in Chiang Mai:
'There is no stigma and discrimination. HIV/AIDS is considered a normal disease and everybody uses their strengths to respond. Positive people set the example. People can live together as human beings. Everybody knows their status and can share it with others. Everybody is concerned and mobilises resources for prevention and care (we act together).'
If you have an example of acknowledgement and recognition that may inspire others please share it as a blog. Tag it 'Acknowledgement' so others can find it easily.
We look for ward to your dreams!
Laurence and Geoff
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