Global security, human rights, public health and military policies on HIV/AIDS
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Global security, human rights, public health and military policies on HIV/AIDS Nigeria as a case study by Sylvanus Babefemi Odunsi

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  • University of Toronto. -- Faculty of Law -- Dissertations.,
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Nigeria.,
  • Human rights -- Nigeria.,
  • Public health -- Nigeria.,
  • Armed Forces -- Nigeria.

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This thesis presents a view on how the military forces should control HIV/AIDS infection. While the focus is Nigeria, the views canvassed apply to the military globally because of similarity in the nature of military forces and HIV/AIDS being a universal phenomenon.I argue that safeguarding the human rights of soldiers is a better way of achieving that goal. I further contend that any military policy on HIV/AIDS that fails to protect the human rights of military personnel would not be effective in controlling HIV/AIDS.With unsafe heterosexual behaviors being the major cause of HIV/AIDS in the military, change in the behaviors of soldiers is an effective means of control. Because the military as a body largely relies on coercion and sanctions to control its personnel, "tough military measures" may seem the natural means to attain the proper behavior.

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StatementSylvanus Babafemi Odunsi.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 95 leaves ;
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21019391M
ISBN 100494073527

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