HIV/AIDS and national security in Uganda
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HIV/AIDS has devastated large areas of Uganda and has also killed thousands of people from many professions. This has compromised the functioning of the state and put it in a state of vulnerability. The theories that explain security and the state like the critical theories have stipulated the importance of looking at the different sectors, which can be sources of threats. Among these, there are economical, societal, environmental and the military. The critical theory put across human security as a focus of looking at the security of states. Health has become one of the types of security. It can have sources of threats like HIV/Aids capable of threatening national security. The findings indicate that human security is an important element in Uganda security architecture. Uganda has recognized the threat posed by HIV/AIDS is not only a health problem but also a security threat. This therefore means the need for more awareness, because there has been a registered loss of the earlier successes. This undermines its efforts in the protection of the state. This state of affairs needs to be changed with planning, which incorporates a multi-sectoral approach to deal with HIV/AIDS as security threat.