A short workshop on ACP in Dimapur helped me a lot on understanding of ACP in practice with community. It made a way for me to Aizawl workshop on ACP held in Nov’ 2009. A great vision from ACP scholars was realized by me. It gave me a new shape on ACP than Dimapur. The true vision of ACP was seen in Dinthar village and ITI site in Aizawl. A highly successful community based approach of the Community Health Action Network (CHAN), Aizawl towards life competence. Here, thanks to the promoter - Constellation for AIDS Competence for giving me a scope to deal with real competence.
Aizawl workshop was my study experience on human behaviours towards challenges of establishing ACP with mixed community population in the shape of diversity. Again, my understanding was dashing with experiences and finally reshaping it for taking consideration of community development (life competence) than aidscompetence which is better approach to reach aidscompetence in the long run.
My study experience realizes that development & health is most appropriate approach in the current situation of the present community set up than health & development. It is happening everywhere and Dinthar in Aizawl is one of the experiences where most priority towards development demanded by the affected people than health found in their dream for half way home and finally it assists to health.
My experience is sharing of two different community competences for prevention of HIV/AIDS. One is NACP – III is working with core group competence and secondly constellation is working for competence of entire community population. Co-existence is most urgent for aidscompetence. Stigma & discrimination is factor & actor for co-existence.