HIV/AIDS Securitization: Outcomes and Current Challenges

Author(s): Aladdin H. Shadyab*, Braden R. Hale, Richard A. Shaffer

Journal Name: Current HIV Research

Volume 15 , Issue 2 , 2017


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Abstract:

Background: The securitization (i.e., framing of a health issue as a security threat) of HIV/AIDS by the United Nations Security Council in 2000 changed the belief that HIV/AIDS is only a health issue. Although now accepted that HIV/AIDS represents a security threat, the consequences of securitization are still not widely established.

Methods: The purpose of this paper was to present an evidence-based review of the outcomes and current challenges associated with HIV/AIDS securitization in the context of national security.

Results/Conclusion: We provided an overview of HIV/AIDS securitization, followed by a discussion of the impact of securitization on peacekeeping personnel and uniformed services. We also reviewed the United States Government’s response to securitization and potential risks and benefits of securitization.

Keywords: AIDS, HIV, international, military, national, peacekeeping, security.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 15
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2017
Published on: 14 June, 2017
Page: [78 - 81]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1570162X15666170516163834

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