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    AIDS and the military. UNAIDS point of view.

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS [UNAIDS]

    Geneva, Switzerland, UNAIDS, 1998 May. 8 p. (UNAIDS Best Practice Collection)

    Military personnel are a population group at special risk of exposure to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. In peace time, STD infection rates among armed forces are generally 2 to 5 times higher than in civilian populations; in time of conflict the difference can be 50 times higher or more. Paradoxically -- and fortunately -- strong traditions of organization and discipline give the military significant advantages if they move decisively against HIV/AIDS. (excerpt)
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