"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amy Solon with HIV patients in a high stigma/limited resource setting in Turkey. While the initial focus was on the patients, their stigma, needs and potential, it quickly involved the staff who also recognised the value of Amy’s work to their own needs and their desire to provide better services for the patients. Finally the medical director became involved and the work became a group process of open discussion, empowerment and problem solving. Through the entire process, Amy ensured the work was conducted in a safe environment wtih a special focus on respect for individuals’ boundaries. I’m happy to say the services is much more effective and multifaceted today with good patient and staff retention."
Ben Collins, Director, ReShape/International HIV Partnerships www.ihp.hiv