When you have agreed what your organization will do about HIV/AIDS-related treatment, you need to communicate it to all concerned.
It is important to let people know:
• what type of treatment your organization will be providing;
• when and how your organization will be providing it; and
• who can access it and on what basis (for example, at no cost or some cost).
In particular, your organization will need to communicate on an ongoing basis with:
• the people who were involved in the assessment;
• people who could access your services (people living with HIV/AIDS, families and caregivers); and
• other organizations with which you might collaborate (such as the government, drug suppliers and other NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups).
You should communicate with others even if you decide that your organization will not be doing work on HIV/AIDS-related treatment.
Participatory group activity
To decide to whom your organization will communicate its decision about HIV/AIDS-related treatment work.
1. Explain the aim of the activity.
2. Ask participants to brainstorm about whom they will inform of their decision regarding HIV/AIDS-related treatment work. Examples might include the government or other NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups.
3. Ask participants to identify how they will communicate with the audiences they have identified. Examples might include through a leaflet or through an NGO network meeting.
4. Ask participants to draw a picture to show how they will communicate their decision and to whom.
5. Discuss what can be concluded about how and with whom the organization should communicate its decision about work on HIV/AIDS-related treatment.
• Encourage participants to think of the simplest, as well as cheapest, way to communicate their decision to others.
• Encourage participants to communicate their message to groups that they already have contact with and other potential partners for HIV/AIDS-related treatment work.