n Conflict Trends - Aids the new security frontier

Volume 2000, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 12 The impact of HIV/ AIDS on the security of African states cannot be ignored BY LINDY HEINECKEN FEATURE HOWARD BURDITT/REUTERS aids the new security frontier Never before - not even when the bubonic plague ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages - has there been a disease as devastating to mankind as the current HIV/ AIDS pandemic. Unlike many other diseases, HIV/ AIDS does not kill the young and old. Instead, it targets primarily those who are in the prime of their lives, those who are often in occupations vital to the economic development and stability of their nations. As the twentieth century drew to a close, about 33,6 mil- lion people were living with HIV/ AIDS. The United ..

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