Stories about Response (2,041)



Kitchen Garden

During our last Salt visit to Agai Community we were impressed by the strengths the community has. In most cases when we go out for such visits we assume the community will ask for handouts from us. This is not the case in that community.

From one of our community conversations 1 support group of PLWA’s had a story to share with us and others across the country and the world. The story of the Kitchen Garden. The group has… Continue

Added by loi Kirui on March 5, 2009 at 5:16pm — 3 Comments

My Future – My Choice -- but CLHA Future ????

Dear Forum

Good Evening

Few days back I visited a Children Living with HIV/AIDS (CLHA) home In Andhra Pradesh, India. She is @@@@@ , 18 years old, AIDS Orphan, on ART and living with her 10 years old younger brother at Vijayawada. He is going for fruits wending at moving trains. She was matured physically but mentally retorted and staying alone at her home.

When I visited her home I interacted with her for much time with the support of field worker. That case… Continue

Added by Abraham Mutluri on March 4, 2009 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

The Power Of Transgenders In Jakarta


If we talking about youth, its not limited only in common youth that separated into two differences based on sex, which are female youth and male youth. But we have to remember also the differences of youth that based on gender or sexual orientation, where there are some youth identified as homosexual, lesbian, transgender etc. Especially for young transgender, it can't be forgot that they are among us and an integrated part of life.

Jakarta Communication Forum… Continue

Added by lulu on March 3, 2009 at 3:22pm — 9 Comments


« Tout changement de mentalité a toujours été difficile. Il ne s’opère pas du jour au lendemain mais avec un peu de volonté et de persévérance, on y arrive toujours »

Il y a environ deux années aujourd’hui, quelques ONG, écoles, associations et autres organisations à assises communautaires de la commune de Yolo dans la ville de Kinshasa se sont décidées, grâce au Salt, de créer une concertation des structures pour la compétence face au sida. Elles se rencontrent tous les premiers… Continue

Added by Ngabala Eric on March 2, 2009 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

I am a last wicket but need some more Runs - A Granny

Dear Forum,

The HIV/AIDS pandemic in India is making the children and aged more vulnerable with middle generation succumbing to AIDS. Hence this has a long-term impact on national and state economic scenario. The current challenge for the nation is “Orphaning” of the children where the 55% grannies are taking care of them. The emotional bond between the grannies and grand children is making them mutually dependent and supportive.

Herewith i am adding the few of the voices… Continue

Added by Abraham Mutluri on February 28, 2009 at 3:14pm — 3 Comments

The Caribbean Context

Sun, sea, sand, hospitable people, a tourist's paradise...That's only part of the story. The other part is of a region uncomfortable with open discussion on sexuality. This has made grasping HIV by the throat, rather difficult. A highly conservative region with a proliferation of religions, this Region bears the excesses permissible at Carnival time but is uncomfortable with discussion on the right to quality health care of its soi-disant hidden populations - sex workers, men who have sex with… Continue

Added by bernice Maria Obasi on February 26, 2009 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Stories from the Knowledge Fair

Hey friends, I wrote two articles after the Knowledge Fair and I want to share them. Hope they get out ok!

Comments are welcome!

Added by lesley on February 25, 2009 at 5:48pm — 3 Comments

My experience at the knowledge Fair (IKF) Chiang Mai, Thailand

I am so glad that I was able to make it to the International knowledge Fair (IKF) because it was a great eye opener for me. I used to think that I care for the community I work with. Here I learnt that I need to care for humanity. Though at intellectual level I am aware of it, I understand I need to go long way to be into it. The IKF gave me a firsthand experience to witness it in reality and to be a part of that experience.

When I reflect on my bonding with my community I see many… Continue

Added by M.L. Prabakar on February 25, 2009 at 12:36am — 4 Comments

Red shirts prevent gay pride from taking place in Chiang Mai.

This was supposed to be the opening speech for the Chiang Mai gay pride march that was canceled by force by so called Red Shirt supporters of the ousted and exiled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra .

The confrontation does not bode well for QGBLT rights in Thailand or the supposed rule of law as dozens of police stood by and did nothing as the gay community were intimidated by the thugs who prevented the peaceful march of community solidarity to take…

Added by Greg Gray on February 24, 2009 at 10:57am — 7 Comments

Stepping Stones PLUS

HI All this is a very useful document for communities and has worked well I believe in Africa - worth sharing with Aids Comeptence members here online



The Strategies for Hope Trust is delighted to announce the availability of

'Stepping Stones PLUS', a supplement to the 'Stepping Stones' workshop

manual originally published in 1995.

'Stepping Stones PLUS' consists of numerous new exercises for existing

sessions, and new… Continue

Added by Greg Gray on February 24, 2009 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

L'approche Salt et le développement des compétences des Professionnelles de sexe en RDC

Salut chers tous,

Je suis très contente de partager ma petite expérience avec vous.

La RDC a une bonne expérience en ce qui concerne l'approche Salt et sa valeur ajoutée.

Ici je parlerais d’une bonne renommée que la RDC Compétence a vis-à-vis des partenaires et la valeur ajoutée de l’approche Salt part apport aux autres approches communautaires

J’ai reçu un appel de madame Noëlla du secrétariat de la GLIA qui en mission à Kinshasa pour l'élaboration du plan stratégique de… Continue

Added by Judith DIALUNDUA on February 23, 2009 at 6:03pm — 1 Comment

Situation of AIDS Orphans

Dear Forum

HIV is not a health problem it is one of the major social problems. It is creating the more social disturbance in the children and their families. I am working for 5 years with HIV/AIDS affected and Infected children. I observed so many case studies of the children in HIV/AIDS sector.

Due to AIDS, children become Orphans. It is estimated that more than 20 million children, bellow 18 years have been orphaned as result of AIDS. This number is increasing day by day… Continue

Added by Abraham Mutluri on February 23, 2009 at 3:40pm — 3 Comments

4th Grade Drop-out, mother of two teaches “How to improve cognitive development among children” in Sri Lanka

A health promotion project was started in June 2008 out of the funding received from the Norwegian Church Aid, with 10 disempowered communities in Tsunami struck Hambantota district in Sri Lanka. During usual monthly meetings of various village-based societies, the topic of health was discussed as achieving of well-being rather than the mere absence of disease, making communities to realize their own… Continue

Added by Kalana on February 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Religion & The Law: "The Third Gender"

I have never come across (so far) across any religion or sect and its relationship with homosexuals, bisexuals and the transgendered etc till I chanced upon a website of GALVA (The Gay & Lesbian Vaishnava Association, Inc). The website provides "information and support to GLBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus" [The Vaishnavas are a sect of Hinduism]

The GALVA website says, "This website is provided by the Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, an… Continue

Added by Sunil on February 19, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

When my friend got HIV: Life does not stop here

Two years ago, my friend named David came to me and he said that he wanted to go to HIV test. On that time I asked him why he wanted to do that? He is gay and has a boyfriend – but often having sex with other boys out there without condom. Firstly, I told him to think positively and I gave him a booklet about HIV and AIDS. I asked him to read it carefully and after that we would discuss it. A week after, I was invited some friends who are HIV positive to gave testimony to David. Finally, David… Continue

Added by Harry Kurniawan on February 19, 2009 at 12:41pm — 3 Comments

Colorful Friendship Added Value to My Life

I am 19 years old girls and now attending in public university in my hometown, Pontianak City, West Borneo, as you know before, I just an ordinary girl like many girls in my country, having fun, going around, shopping, and everything about youth lifestyle, and I have many friends too, boys and girls, young and adults.

Until I know about HIV-AIDS and get in to the activism world, I met with very a lot of different people, and I must adapted with every people, not only boys and girls… Continue

Added by Gyna Lydiana on February 19, 2009 at 8:55am — 7 Comments

Ne cherchons pas la Voie vers le Bonheur ; le Bonheur est la Voie

ALTCe dimanche matin, je découvre le Centre pour les Arts de l’Université de Chiang Mai. Il est situé non loin de l’aéroport, au milieu d’un merveilleux parc. Quelques anciennes maisons en bois me rappellent ma maison de Phayao. Une douce lumière hivernale perce à travers les arbres. Laurence m’y a invité à me joindre à son groupe de méditation. Aujourd’hui, Ajarn Pramual est venu raconter son aventure. Ce professeur de philo… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on February 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

I just come back from Chiang Mai Center for the Arts. There, a few hundred meters from the airport, is a wonderful piece of land. Old wooden houses remind me of my house in Phayao. The special light of Northern Thai winter shines between the trees. I am there at the invitation by Laurence: I am joining her meditation group. As a special treat, Ajarn Pramual will tell his story. A philosophy professor at the University of… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on February 17, 2009 at 10:01pm — 3 Comments

" An AIDS Competent Community"

Sorry all..... for once again editing my story and changing the title......... but I had to include the second story....

Community Health Action network (CHAN) is an NGO that offers counselling, medical facilities, referrals, drop-in centre facility, for IDU's and FSW and a community Counseling component which comprises of a facilitation team that follows up the clients in their communities/localities and does community counseling and SALT visits. The facilitation team follows up the… Continue

Added by Zoengpari on February 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

I won a battle

6 February 2009…Chiangmai…third and final day of the Knowledge Fair. In the first two days, I had thoroughly enjoyed the exchanges with teams from different countries of the world.

Then began the third day with a jolt of shock. Some of my newly formed friends were not what I had thought they were. They were casually sharing their sexual orientation, they were gay/ transgender and I was getting confused, and growing uncomfortable by the minute. I am from India where discussing… Continue

Added by Sandeep Gaikwad on February 16, 2009 at 12:43pm — 6 Comments

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