HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat to Developing Countries: A Case Study of Kenya

Abstract:

HIV/AIDS poses a threat to the nations and the people in Sub Saharan Africa. The security forces including military officers, police forces and other uniformed forces have been adversely affected by the pandemic due to the nature of their work and risky behavior. This study explores the extent and implications of HIV/AIDS in Kenya and examines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS amongst the security personnel in Sub Saharan African countries. HIV/AIDS is mired by controversies ranging from its origin and spread. It has also been found that there are various factors that perpetuate the spread of HIV/AIDS and its effects on the security forces, their families, their communities, their nations and the entire globe. The study highlights potential downward spiral of livelihood degradation and poverty for many people living in Sub Saharan Africa and suggests interventions to improve the situation. Findings to the study are that firstly, HIV/AIDS is a major challenge facing developing countries of Sub Saharan Africa. Secondly that these countries have very high prevalence rates which mainly affect the able citizens aged 15-49 years of age. Recommendations made include de-stigmatizing HIV/AIDS amongst the people and encouraging social and behavioral change. The researcher suggests that further research be undertaken to introduce and follow up on alternative forms of medication as an alternative to expensive antiretroviral drugs. This will enable majority of AIDS patients who are unable to afford ARVs to access HIV/AIDS medication.
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APA

Kinya, S (2024). HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat to Developing Countries: A Case Study of Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/hiv-aids-as-a-security-threat-to-developing-countries-a-case-study-of-kenya

MLA 8th

Kinya, Samuel "HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat to Developing Countries: A Case Study of Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 04 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/hiv-aids-as-a-security-threat-to-developing-countries-a-case-study-of-kenya. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

MLA7

Kinya, Samuel . "HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat to Developing Countries: A Case Study of Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 04 May. 2024. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/hiv-aids-as-a-security-threat-to-developing-countries-a-case-study-of-kenya >.

Chicago

Kinya, Samuel . "HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat to Developing Countries: A Case Study of Kenya" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/hiv-aids-as-a-security-threat-to-developing-countries-a-case-study-of-kenya