|A Strategic Approach Towards an AIDS-competent Society (Technical Note no.1) (UNAIDS, 2000, 9 p.)|
Communities should share their experiences with other communities, knowing that success is possible and that the threat of HIV/AIDS can be controlled. Front-line workers should share their experiences with their peers, who face similar problems under different conditions. The local response support teams should encourage these exchanges, structuring the process so that political decision makers also have access to the documented experiences. This should lead to greater political commitment and a more vigorous and coherent national response.
From these interactions at local, district and national levels, some universal lessons will be derived, which in turn can be shared on a global level with those working to develop AIDS competence in other societies.