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  1. The Police and HIV/AIDS: A Literature Review
    Hilary Pearce
  2. Current Trends and Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and Police Forces in Africa
    Alastair Roderick
  3. HIV/AIDS and the Central American Uniformed Services
    Dirk Kruijt & Julio Balconi
  4. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Operational Effectiveness of Military Forces
    Robert Kershaw
  5. The Political Dimensions of Responses to HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia
    Dennis Altman
  6. Impact of HIV/AIDS on Governance in Manipur and Nagaland
    Happymon Jacob
  7. HIV and State Failure: Is HIV a Security Risk?
    Tony Barnett & Indranil Dutta
  8. Russian Demography, Health and the Military: Current and Future Issues
    Murray Feschbach
  9. State Fragility and AIDS in the South Pacific
    Michael O’Keefe
  10. Is HIV/AIDS a Threat to Security in Fragile States?
    Azusa Sato
  11. States of HIV Fragility: Capacity, Vulnerabilities, and Epidemic Evolution in Mozambique
    Erling Høg
  12. Indigenous Welfare and HIV/AIDS Risks: The Impacts of Government Reform in the Papua Region, Indonesia
    Claire Smith
  13. HIV/AIDS, Conflict and the Gendered Implications of Transition in Burundi
    Hakan Seckinelgin, Joseph Bigirumwami & Jill Morris
  14. “First, What is Harm?” The Political Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid to Burma (Myanmar)
    Ohnmar Khin
  15. Neither Will nor Capacity: A Review of the Challenges of Responding to AIDS in Fragile States
    Jon Weigel
  16. HIV/AIDS Policies and Programming in DDR and SSR Activities in Southern Sudan: A Post-Conflict Analysis
    Anyieth D’Awol
  17. How Should We Understand Sexual Violence and HIV/AIDS in Conflict Contexts?
    Judy El-Bushra
  18. The Visual Economy of HIV/AIDS as a Security Issue
    David Campbell
  19. HIV, Sexual Violence and Exploitation during Post-Conflict Transitions: The Case of Sierra Leone
    Johannes John-Langba
  20. Comparative Study on Intervention Packages on HIV/AIDS in the Uniformed Services in Africa
    Center for Policy Research and Dialogue
  21. The Conflict-HIV/AIDS Nexus: An Empirical Assessment
    Christian Davenport & Cyanne Loyle
  22. A Survey of HIV/AIDS Awareness and Risky Sexual Behaviour in a Vulnerable Population in Sri Lanka
    International Centre for Ethnic Studies
  23. AIDS and Local Government in South Africa: Examining the Impact of an Epidemic on Ward Councillors
    Kondwani Chirambo & Justin Steyn
  24. HIV/AIDS and Rape: Modelling Predictions of the Increase in Individual Risk of HIV Infection from Forced Sex in Conflict and Post-Conflict
    Anna Foss, Rachel von Simson, Cathy Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain & Charlotte Watts
  25. Remodelling the Core Group: Factoring Mobility and Power Into Theories of HIV Transmission
    Charlotte Watts, Cathy Zimmerman, Anna Foss, Cathy Lowndes & Peter Vickerman
  26. Revisiting New Variant Famine: The Case of Swaziland
    Scott Naysmith
  27. Post Conflict Transition and HIV Vulnerability
    Manuel Carballo


Sources for further reading on HIV/AIDS, security and conflict

Anema A et al. (2008), ‘Widespread rape does not directly appear to increase the overall HIV prevalence in conflict-affected countries: So now what?’, Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 5(11).

Ba O et al. (2008), ‘HIV/AIDS in African militaries: An ecological analysis’, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 24(2):88–100.

Barnett T (2006), ‘A long-wave event: HIV/AIDS, politics, governance and ‘security’: sundering the intergenerational bond?’, International Affairs, 82(2):297– 313.

de Waal A (2006). AIDS and Power: Why There Is No Political Crisis – Yet. London, Zed Books.

Elbe S (2002), ‘HIV/AIDS and the changing landscape of war in Africa’, International Security, 27(2):159–77.

Fourie P (2007), ‘The relationship between the AIDS pandemic and state fragility’, Global Change, Peace & Security. 19(3):281-300.

Hankins C A et al. (2002), ‘Transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in war settings: Implications for current and future armed conflicts’, AIDS, 16(17):2245–252.

Iqbal Z, Zorn C (2010) ‘Violent conflict and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa’, Journal of Politics, 72.

Jewkes R (2007), ‘Comprehensive response to rape needed in conflict settings, Lancet’, 369(9580): 2140–141.

Lowicki-Zucca M, Karmin S, Dehne K (2009), ‘HIV among peacekeepers and its likely impact on prevalence on host countries’ HIV epidemics’, International Peacekeeping, 16(3):352–63.

Mock N B et al. (2004), ‘Conflict and HIV: A framework for risk assessment to prevent HIV in conflict-affected settings in Africa’, Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 1(1).

Patel P, Tripodi P (2007), ‘Peacekeepers, HIV and the role of masculinity in military behaviour’, International Peacekeeping, 14(5):584–98.

Spiegel P B (2004), ‘HIV/AIDS among conflict-affected and displaced populations: Dispelling myths and taking action’, Disasters, 28(3):322–39.

Whiteside A, de Waal A, Gebre-Tensae T (2006). ‘AIDS, security and the military in Africa: A sober appraisal’, African Affairs, 105(419):201–18.


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