Health Experts Discuss How HIV/AIDS Among Military Personnel Creates Threat to Government Stability Worldwide
December 16, 2004
Health experts on Tuesday as part of a six-day training course in San Antonio hosted by the Defense Institute for Medical Operations, said that the spread of HIV among military personnel worldwide is a "threat the to stability of governments around the world," the San Antonio Express-News reports (Tumiel, San Antonio Express-News, 12/15). Military leaders from 24 African and South American countries gathered to meet with U.S. military personnel to examine ways to manage and halt the spread of HIV, focusing on HIV in military forces, the AP/Plainview Daily Herald reports. Representatives attending the course are expected to share ideas about effective prevention methods and "best practices," according to Col. Matthew Dolan, chief of medical operations at the institute (AP/Plainview Daily Herald, 12/15). The course aims to "enhance the ability of senior civilian officials and military leaders to develop, implement and strengthen the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS policies for their militaries," according to an institute release. The course also hopes to help attendees to develop sustainable strategies and policies on HIV/AIDS and address "global and national perspectives," according to the release (DIMO release, 2004).
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