Wednesday, July 23, 2014

South Sudan: HIV/AIDS Is a Threat to National Security

The Juba-based Sudd Institute published on 22 July 2014 a policy brief titled "HIV/AIDS: A Threat to National Security in South Sudan" by Awak Deng Bior, a deputy administrator at the Sudd Institute.  The author suggests there is an increasing HIV/AIDS incidence in South Sudan as a result of years of war.  The country also lacks efficient HIV/AIDS testing and monitoring systems that could help track the spread of the virus. 

1 comment:

  1. This could be true. There is so much happening in the world, I cannot even begin to imagine what war and lack of access to medical treatment can do to a country.

    There are resources to those are willing to help themselves.

    HIV is a manageable chronic illness. When diagnosed early and linked to treatment and care people living with HIV can expect to live to their early 70s.Informational sites such as this are paramount to the fight against HIV. Communities try their best however, there are still many individuals in the dark about testing sites, available resources, medical treatment options and the prescription drugs available to help alleviate a great deal of the problems that are affecting the diseased in our society today .