|What is Local Response to HIV/AIDS(Key note ) (UNAIDS, 2000, 9 p.)|
The ultimate goal of pursuing local responses is to enable local communities to acquire what may be termed AIDS competence. This means that people should become skilled in dealing with AIDS - and, in particular, they should:
· be properly informed about the epidemic
· be able to assess accurately the factors that may put them personally, or their communities, at risk of infection
· act so as to reduce those risks.
The end goal of the process is to reduce HIV transmission, and enable those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as those affected, to enjoy an improved quality of life.